5-9-19: SPAWN LOG #11
Today the fry are in their 5 gal holding tank treated with a little bit of Methylene Blue and salt. They went through a huge stressful ordeal yesterday and now just chilling. I fed them Baby Brine Shrimp today and they are so that was a good sign. I did, however, see more deceased. But I will confess I did drop the glass lid into the water which may have killed a few before. 😩😭I was pretty tired and it slipped. 😱
I set up the 20 gal Long (half filled) and have been cycling it in preparation for them to move into their final tank before jarring. They are very young and really tiny to be moved so much especially 100% water changes but it had to be done. I must say, these guys are very resilient like their dad Mas! He too has been through a lot back in the day when I first got him.😂
I will most likely transfer them tomorrow since the filter is from an established tank.
I've done some research and believe that the whitish particle were from the multiplting pond snails. I think theg were excreting something into the tank. Maybe they were sick. That is the only different between all my tanks. All my tanks and containers have parts and pieces of the Hornwort plant and none of them had this issue. Only this tank had the pond snails.the The more snails I took out, the more of them would appear. I ended up tossing everything except the heater. Filter, plants and moss balls. I even disinfected the tank by scrubbing it down with water containing a few drops of bleach along with the water siphon and buckets.
I did add plants and Marimo balls from another established tank and will take a few photos once they are moved in.
I needed to do water changes for everyone else but will wait until tomorrow. My back is really bugging me so I dont want to push it.