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Old 05-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #11 
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Personally I would guess it's from not doing water changes for 2 weeks.
There are a few reputable sources that say not to water change for the first month, but to add water after 2 weeks.

That said, I will be changing water sooner next time!!
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #12 
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I dunno...maybe it works because they are so small? It could be just a weak brood too...I think its so hard to pinpoint what goes wrong sometimes. (I didn't mean to attack BTW :))
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I know you didn't, and I didn't take it that way - just wanted to point out that I've seen reputable breeders say not to touch for 2 weeks at least ...

My biggest problem was the cling wrap issue
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:10 AM   #14 
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Usually without the warm humid air they don't die or drop dead....you will see fallers, belly skimmers, buoyancy problems....IME......

You will naturally have deaths and the big fry will even start to eat the little fry too....so don't be surprised if you see a bigger fry swimming around with its brother sticking out of it mouth...thats normal too.....
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #15 
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so the deaths are from the no water changes?

if that's why ... (I see no sign of disease) why do some guides to breeding say no water changes for the first 2 weeks? bah. it's all so confusing.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #16 
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If the sponge filter is mature, it is certainly true that you can easily go 2 weeks before starting major water changes. Siphoning uneaten food off the bottom of the tank daily helps with water quality, too.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:22 PM   #17 
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ok. so daily water changes, even if the tank is full?

just gave them their first bbs feeding, they're going nuts!
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