I was doing a pwc
on my 55 gallon yesterday and noticed my male BNP guarding again. I didn't get too excited since the last two batches of eggs he got lazy with and took "breaks" from. They ended up rotting.
I looked a little closer cause I noticed some movement... And success! I have between 50-75 Bristlenose Pleco fry! They are a little smaller than a quarter inch and are JUST starting to lose their little food sacks. I moved them all to a breeder net for the time being, making sure to add a mix of fake and live plants for cover, and a bunch of small pieces of driftwood.
Im not sure whether I should keep them in the breeder net for now, move them over to a soon to be empty, bare bottomed five gallon tank, or start up my twenty tall tank. It has a crack at the top, but I am able to fill it up at least half way, so that would be 10-15 gallons instead of just 5.
Any advice to keep them going?