Originally Posted by Ritingyou
MrVampire, just curious but do you have the water adjust to the temp in the tank before actually putting it in? Or would that not affect the temp (and the fry)?
My water gets a little cold without the heater. So it would be a bit of a change when I do water changes.
What i did with my fry(who are now almost 6 weeks old) i left the water alone until they were 2 weeks old, all i did was take some of the water and checked the levels (nitrate,etc) at my work (pet store). Once they were two weeks i started taking about a bucketful of water out (50%) using a Syphon. Its almosy impossible not to suck the babies out so dont worry! I would take the water from the bucket out cup by cup to make sure i didnt dump any babies! Then it is VERY important you try to match up the same temperatures!!! So i run my water put a thermometer under it and just figure out the same temp as in the tank. Then i put water conditioner in let it sit for a couple mins and then cup by cup i put new water in the tank. Its a bit harsh because of the waterflow from the cup but the fry are ok only takes less than 2 mins, worked for me. Just try to make sure your room is fairly warm when u open your tank lid otherwise people have suggested other ways where you wrap your tank and poke holes for the syphon so you dont let any cold air in the tank and possibly kill the fry