Originally Posted by alunjai
I definitely can't see any ventrals. I heard they end up not growing ventrals if they feed off the bottom cos of the bacteria? My original container ended up being really dirty even after siphoning everyday.
Are yours swimming normally? Mine seem to be struggling to swim and lethargic. Not sure if its something to do with the water temp, water quality or lack in food nutrients? I only have 4 fry left from 50 :(
Jus wanted to say, my fry get fed microworms every day and they don't have an issue, everyone I have looked at for ventrals has had them.
(Just so you don't worry too much about the me part of things)
Now onto your problem. My bottom isn't REALLY dirty, but there's usually some debris on it. I have a ton of plants and they shed/decay and I can't get it all during every vacuuming. So that might be some of your problem, but I don't think so.
My fry are swimming perfectly normal. There is one here or there that may start acting funny, like paralyzed or something, but I've only lost maybe 10 fry total. It was a small spawn, 30ish to start with, have 20 that I can count at one time now.
What are you feeding and how often? What temps do you keep them at? What are your water parameters? How often are you doing w/c's?
I feed mine MW 3x/day. My temp stays at 83-84*. Ammonia and nitrite both at 0 nitrate is 10ish. And I do 2 50% water changes per week with spot cleanings on days the tank looks dirty.
***edit**** didn't see your last post!
Sounds like you are doing everything much better than I am.
My only thinking is that maybe one of the parents have either bad eggs or bad sperm that produced weak fry?