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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-04-2015, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Aluka View Post
Definitely dont do water change for the first week after they are free swimming. They probably died from shock, when you water changed. Did you match the water temperature? did you drip the water in?

What I do is, i put a 24 quart container on top of the tank. I fill it with water. Then i get a airline tube and put one end in the container and start suction so water go from the container to the tank. I put an airline control valve on the other end and set it to drip 1 drop second. Add about 1 gallon of new water a day until the tank is full.

about a week after the tank is full do water change. Set up a drip kind of like before, but instead with the water dripping out of the tank into a bucket. Tape the airline tub so that it is only 1/3 in the tank. Drip 1/3 of the water out during the day, then drip it back at night. I drip out when i'm at work and drip in during the evening. =D
I did exactly that, dripping the water in. They were actually crowding the area where the airline tubing was haha. I figured since other people did water changes the first week then I could too.
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Originally Posted by cousiniguana View Post
Are you going to try again?
Probably, but not very soon. There are still a few alive that I'm trying to save.
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-06-2015, 12:45 PM
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I frequently had massive die offs at about the 8-12 day mark. These stopped when I started keeping the cycled sponge filter in the tank and running through the entire courting, breeding, and raising process. Water quality (even with a change) is your most likely smoking gun.

2nd most likely from a fast die-off is velvet.

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