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Old 06-05-2010, 07:26 PM   #1 
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Question the fry

I always get the fry then they all die.

so.. how do i change water without hurting them?
how do i make sure they dont get diseases?
what other than bbs do i need to feed them?

How do you keep them alive? Im going to spawn in a few days and I'm getting anxious so I'm curious, what are your methods?
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:21 PM   #2 
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go to www.bettysplendens.com and read her articles on raising fry. They really helped me.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:03 AM   #3 
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It's not easy raising a fry,the baby needed to be fed by living microorganisms. Some expertises involved.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:48 AM   #4 
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so.. how do i change water without hurting them? You shouldn't really do a w/c until they are at least a month old. Even then, unless the water is the exact same parameters, you could still risk hurting your fry. You should use a drip system to add water, and siphon the bottom and uneaten food daily.

how do i make sure they dont get diseases?
Keeping the water clean. This is probably the key thing. Make sure that you siphon the bottom and use aged water from a drip system. But, make sure the tank/bucket/tub/ect. you are taking this water from is well established and there are NO fish in it, only plants.

what other than bbs do i need to feed them? Microworms, Walter worms, Banana worms, Grindal worms, Vinegar eels. I wouldn't feed BBS until they are old enough so the smallest fry can eat them, because i know that the BBS was huge compared to my newly free swimming fry. Invest in a few cultures. Microworms are my personal favorite. BBS also loose almost all of their nutritional value within the first day after they are hatched.

Hope I was some help! :)
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:07 PM   #5 
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I have success in raising fry, prevention of disease and promotion of healthy growth and development by making 50-80% daily water changes once I start feeding them.
I start feeding my fry about 3 days after they are free swimming, they are free swimming around 3 days after hatch and they eat the microorganism and infusoria that are already in the mature spawning tank.
I start adding live foods-NHBBS and supplement BBS, white worms, daphnia, seed shrimp.
Once I add live foods I start making daily water changes.
I use a homemade siphon that I made from 3ft airline hose and two chop sticks twist tied to make about 24in to the air line hose, the chop sticks help make it easier to control and I use my thumb as the control valve, I have an old ice cream bucket that I siphon the water into and then use a flash light to check for fry that I siphoned out by accident and re-siphon them back to the tank.
I add new fresh like temp water back to the tank with the homemade siphon and gravity until they are about 3 weeks of age and then I gently add the water back with a jug.

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #6 
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okay :] thank you all that was all very useful!!
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #7 
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I use a homemade siphon that I made from 3ft airline hose and two chop sticks twist tied to make about 24in to the air line hose, the chop sticks help make it easier to control and I use my thumb as the control valve, I have an old ice cream bucket that I siphon the water into and then use a flash light to check for fry that I siphoned out by accident and re-siphon them back to the tank.
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could you post a tutorial of some sort on ur home made siphon im intrigued ^-^ hehe
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:35 AM   #8 
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could you post a tutorial of some sort on ur home made siphon im intrigued ^-^ hehe
I made a new thread with pic of my homemade siphon
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:55 PM   #9 
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If you only want to make water change:
take a small net with fine holes, put in some sort of sinker and siphon in that net. That way you won't accidently siphon out any fry.

But if you need to clean out leftovers, the above method should be used.
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