Originally Posted by bethyMT
Thanks everyone for your help. I have learned a lot from you.
I will be acquiring baby brine shrimp today. I still feel sick, and I'll be lugging my two little kids with me, but I want to be prepared when the babies arrive, and that could be any time now.
Again, thank you.
No problem. I thought of a few more tips to share with you based on my own experiences :)
1 - Be careful with decorations. I had a fake plant fall on a baby and kill her.
2 - Babies tend to be more sensitive to temperature fluctuations, so try your best to keep the tank away from drafts and steady at 81 degrees (babies do best with a slightly higher temp)
3 - If any babies arrive especially stressed or weak, they may need special attention for a few days. Separate them from the others in a quarantine tank so they don't get bullied or don't get enough food.
4 - Babies are especially sensitive to medications, including aquarium salt. If you need to dose them with anything, use less than you would for an adult.
5 - Sometimes a baby will just inexplicably die. It's not your fault, so don't beat yourself up over it. If you believe a contagious sickness was involved, immediately quarantine any others that look under the weather.
6 - I'm not sure what kind of filter you have, but baby-proof the intake with pantyhose if it's not air-driven. They're so curious that it's easy for them to get trapped in or near the intake and drown. I lost several to this :(