Subject: Re: Getting My Fry to Live?! by lharper on 2007/3/1 7:05:16
You mentioned keeping the bowl warm -- how warm? These fish do not need higher than 75 degrees and the warmer it is the faster you will get putrification from uneaten food. I have also found that a few pond snails in a fry container keeps the food from fouling the water. Water changes are essential but the water must be similar in type and free of chlorine. An ideal food, after microworms (2-3 days) is either newly hatched brine shrimp or Cyclop-eeze. My best method is a shoe box with some Java Moss and pond snails at room temperature (65 degrees this time of year) and feed once a day with newly hatched brine shrimp or, if no brine shrimp I use Cyclop-eeze. I change about 10% of the water daily (automatically, but I do manual on some).