I'm setting up my spawn tank to mature. How much water should i put into a ten gallon?
I go ahead and install the filter before spawning, and turn it off when adding the fish until the fry are free swimming for 2 or three days. Just start it up slowly and pick it up as they learn to swim better. You will also be adding water for the first couple weeks until the tank is full so that will help keep the water fresh. I try to limit my vacuuming when the fry are so tiny that I cannot see them, that is why I also am careful to not over feed.I have a sponge filer I bought, but, was unsure when I should add it in.
Where then will the female hide? Well, not so much hide as escape. She needs an escape route. In the wild they just run away if chased, in the tank, they have no where to do. The Thailand breeders spawn in small bowls with plants in it, they also keep it covered so perhaps it is too dark to chase her?Thanks for the advice OFL. My concern on that is the only live plants I use are Marimo Moss Balls also, on where to get snails.
Well, you can have some micro worms going, those cultures last for weeks... But the Baby Brine Shrimp only last a couple days so....I was told not to start buying/making my cultures until the fry are spaned/become free swimming.
If you have never grown MW cultures or hatched BBS...its a good idea to practice before you need it...I was told not to start buying/making my cultures until the fry are spaned/become free swimming.