Ok so we've all seen it:
DON'T ADD WATER UNLESS IT'S THE SAME TEMPERATURE!!
DON'T POUR WATER IN THE TANK..LET IT DRIP!
CLEAN THE TANK OFTEN! FRY PRODUCE WASTE!!
Well here I am to share my observations:
1. Fry aren't that weak...if you do something wrong they will die but if you know what your doing you can do all sorts of stuff new breeders can't:
As a new breeder you should add water by siphoning it through airline tubing and make sure it's the same temp. But I don't age water...most of the time it's just new tap water from the faucet, then I either pour it or siphon it, regardless of temp.
2. Fry can actually eat bigger food than you think... they can eat BBS from the first day. But I always use live plants for infusoria. The infusoria eaters grow much slower than the ones eating BBS.
3. Hundreds of fry = a ton of waste. But think about it, how much waste could a bunch of critters the size of a pin head really produce? Some breeders don't change water that much at all. The biggest problem really is OVERFEEDING. I always put more food in my tank than necessary...but I clean very often...75%-90% everyday. At least 1/2 gallon is siphoning gunk from the bottom and the rest is just removing water. Another big thing is a stunting hormone...fry produce a ton of hormone. If enough hormone gets to be to high fry can be severly stunted. So my water changes are so big so that I can remove the hormone as well.
Well there they are. Some of my observations from 3 years of raising fry :)
TO NEW BREEDERS: DON'T ATTEMPT ANYTHING ABOVE...DON'T OVERFEED, CLEAN OFTEN, ADD WATER OF THE SAME TEMP. I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS SO I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.