Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: a single fry!!!

  1. #1

    Default a single fry!!!


    0 Not allowed!
    a few days earlier i saw a single platy fry in my tank.
    this time i took action to give it a little chance of surviving.
    i put it in a 2 gallon jug with a mini filter and heater. it is un -cycled.
    i know that it is in a horrible enviroment but it has a way better chance of surviving in there than in my main tank.
    how long till i can put it back in the main tank.
    4 weeks?
    i hope it survives.
    my local lfs does not take fry at all.

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I would think the fry might have had a better chance with better water quality and hiding then in a uncycled tank. I'm sure as it is a fry that he/she won't be able to handle the slightest of ammonia.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    +1 It would have had more chance of surviving in the main tank, unless said tank is bare foot and not decorated.
    Fiiiiiiiiiiissssshhhhhh!

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    What else is in the tank? While most fry are born apparently very unequipped for life, livebearers fry come out (relatively) big, well developed and fast. With some hiding spots I would think that a platy fry would have good chances of surviving with other community fish.
    As for the little tank, why leave it uncycled? In the assumption that you already have a larger established tank, just give a mature sponge a squeeze in the two gallon and you will have instantly cycled it.

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Ive done that before, and it worked, but be careful. Your best bet would to get some plants or put down java moss in one small area(So you dont take up alot of room) and let it survive there. They aren't very agressive toward their own kind, but it can happen.
    How big is the tank that they had the baby in?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    A little further from sanity
    Posts
    6,636

    Awards Showcase

    No Message - talldutchie Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 This Holiday Swine hopes your 2014 will be simply divine! - Trillianne Thanks again for your help yesterday - Slaphppy7 
    Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Mommy1. - Strider199 Cheers.  Have some of my hang-over cure. Happy New Year - Cliff Happy New Year! - KingFisher Happy Birthday. - Taurus 
    Happy Birthday. - gadget228 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Looks like its time for a second cup! - Trillianne always fun - Surfdog thanks for sweetening the pot! - fishmommie 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 for putting up with my bad timing - Cliff Congrats on MOTM. - gadget228 For most awesome avatar of the day. lol  Love it. - KevinVA Thank you so much for the Rep!! - steeler58 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    As a fry it will have a very tiny bio-load and ammonia might not be a problem if you do plenty of water changes to keep the water pristine. Some floating plants in the main tank would have been a better option, but since you chose to go this way, just keep the water very clean. You can put it back in the main tank as soon as it is big enough to not fit in the other fishes mouths.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  7. #7

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    As a fry it will have a very tiny bio-load and ammonia might not be a problem if you do plenty of water changes to keep the water pristine. Some floating plants in the main tank would have been a better option, but since you chose to go this way, just keep the water very clean. You can put it back in the main tank as soon as it is big enough to not fit in the other fishes mouths.
    Will do
    for the last 4 batches of fry i let them try to hide in the plants and plenty of hiding places for a 20 gallon tank.
    they all died within 4-6 hours.
    so i was thinking of 2-3 50-60 % water changes a week?
    thanks for all the help

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have no experience with fry but I'd think 3 or 4 30% water changes since stable perimeters are important.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

  9. #9

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    i was thinking of putting water from the main tank to the mini tank.
    i know it new water is way better but the water parameters are the exact same in these two tanks.
    in my tap there is a .3 difference in ph, and in such a small tank that will create stress.
    good idea or not a good idea.

  10. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    i was thinking of putting water from the main tank to the mini tank.
    i know it new water is way better but the water parameters are the exact same in these two tanks.
    in my tap there is a .3 difference in ph, and in such a small tank that will create stress.
    good idea or not a good idea.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •