2 Weeks old!
Number of fry seem to be right around 50!
Haven't lost a fry yet that i know of, and only one even shows any hint of anything other than perfect health (SBD).
They are up to 1cm and you can see dorsal and anal fins with your naked eye. Some coloring seems to be showing up, as half of them are a dark color and the rest are very light (see parents- one red one black). They hang out at the sponge filter, i think there's something living in there that they like to eat.
Starting to see signs of aggression. I've watched them have slow moving staring contests, and even some nipping. Escalated even more today. I think i even saw a very tiny flare. Removed all plants except for the duckweed, and have made three 25% water changes to clean the bottom and attempt to fight back the BGA. Finally got the Nitrite down (it was .25 or so last week)
Now that they are getting so big, i don't think the brine shrimp are going to cover it much longer. Can i gut load the bbs to make them more meaty? Should i just switch foods? What do you recommend? I was thinking of getting some frozen daphnia. My selection of live foods are either getting more bbs or fruit flies, but i can get pretty much anything frozen or dry. Thought about getting either first bites or baby bites but they seem like just powder.
Was originally planning on just keeping them in the 10gal as their growout, but there's so many now that i have a more accurate count on them, should i move to a bigger tank (or tub)?
Anything else you can think of that will help me i would appreciate.
Here are some pics:
One of the lighter colored ones, with ruler for scale
Bunch of them with one of the snails
One of the dark colored ones.