My girls arrived in the mail today, all healthy, although pale and colorless.
I poured out most of the water that was in the bag they came in and put them each in their own clear cup. I've spent the afternoon slowly adding clean water treated with Stress Coat, then a little while later, pouring some out and adding more warm treated water, repeating until their water should now be clean.
Then I put the cups in the aquarium water, securing them with tape. The picture only shows those in front, but cups also line the back of the aquarium. Six females in all. Then I put a top over them all. It fit perfectly, leaving a little breathing room.
I'm off to the pet store because I need a little more plants. And I need a turkey baster. I think the way I will change the water every day will be to draw it out with the baster, then squirt the clean water back in. Sound good?
A question for those more experienced than I. Is it too stressful to have these cups so close to each other?