I had a molly give birth sometime last week. I didn't know she was pregnant and just found two fry hiding in a cave. She apparently ate the rest. I hurried up and set up my ten gallon QT tank with a 15 gallon filter that was used to cycle the ten gallon tank. I had it running in my 29 gallon tank to keep the bacteria active. However, when I put it on the ten gallon QT tank it didn't immediately cycle the tank. My ammonia and nitrate have been high but I was doing frequent pwc
to keep everything in line. Today I ran out of water treatment for chlorine. My ammonia was .50 and Nitrite was .50. I know this is not good for fish let alone really tiny fish. I grabbed a clear plastic food container with snap lock lid. I put really tiny holes in the lid, filled it with water from my 29 gal
. tank, put the fry in it, and sunk it in my 29 gallon tank. Will this keep them until the 10 gal
. cycles? Should I have floated the container and do frequent pwc
in it? I don't want to loose the two little fry.