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Old 09-14-2011, 07:28 PM   #1 
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Fry jarring

Ive got a couple of males who are ready to jar tonight, as i am cleaning out their 1/2 gallon jars i started wondering, adults like cover and hide spots. Would a little fry in a big jar prefer some cover? Like maybe a small piece of java moss? I know it makes it alittle more difficult to do the 100% water changes but not too much, if it is worth it. Im going to put the jar near the tank of fry so he doesnt get depressed, i just worry he will feel too "open" or does this only apply after they are alone awhile?
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #2 
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I'm sure they'd appreciate a place to hide or rest. :)
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #3 
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Makes cleaning a pain...I advise against it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:50 PM   #4 
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I put java ferns and/or java moss in my jars. It adds a tiny work load into it, but not to the point where its ridiculously unbearable. You just got to take out the plant before you clean the jars. In a sense it helps lower nitrate levels, but if your doing water change frequently then it really serves no purpose. I just have them in there to give the fry a feel of something to hide and cover them.
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I'd also say no.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:57 AM   #6 
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Well i put a tiny bit in, and he picks at it, i only have 9 fry though and hes the only one jarred so far. Not too much work. Now if i had 100+ id not do it :)) I was just wondering if they needed that "sense of security" and decided it couldnt hurt, so far he hasnt sulked too much and he does enjoy it being in there. Its a 1/2 gallon jar and im doing 100% water changes every other day. Hopefully thats not too much/little :P
Thanks for all the input. :)

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Old 09-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #7 
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none of my jarred fish have anything in with them and they're all fine.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:24 PM   #8 
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1/2 gallons can go one week without a water change but every 4 days is better. For quart jars I change every other day, 1/2 gallons every 3, and one gallons once a week.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:39 PM   #9 
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Its good to know Cajun, i know in your case you have many more babies then i do, i wouldnt do it either in your shoes lol :)
TY Vampire, good to know i can slow it down a bit.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #10 
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Personally, I would if I had a small spawn. In larger spawns I am sure it would hinder a process you need to make everything work smoothly with water changes. I'm sure your fry will love it.
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