Originally Posted by Ritingyou
I know that last time after the fry were free swimming Drake (the daddy) didnt really bother with the fry anymore because they kept swimming out of the nest so I went ahead and took him out.
I'll have to see what others say before I decide what to do about the water.. I mean it worked for MrVampire.. so I dont see why the water would be a problem.. yet just because I read it, I get paranoid about it :/
I was thinking about using a turkey baster to get it out.. just curious but how much water do you use in the fry tank bambi?
When i spawn them in my ten gallon i fill it pretty shallow, only a few inches.
After theyre free swimming i remove the dad then every day add a little more water until the tank is almost full(about 8 gallons worth) a week or so later. I keep it around 8 gallons-9gallons untill they're big enough to be move either to their own tanks/jars or a growout bin.
On the note of crushing i don't think you'll have to worry if you're using a ten gallon or less tank to hatch them in. I honestly don't know where the line is drawn for a danger level. But always start shallow and fill up, easier on everyone(dad,fry,you).