ok tazman over the past few days something AMAZING happened. my acei gave birth! so i decided that she would probably "blow" before the tank was cycled, so I just decided to put completely 10 gallons from my big tank into the small one. Unfortunately, this was probably the reason that my catfish died that night.
I buried him and just sat on my couch feeling sad, when I noticed a small gray blob moving in the tank! i saw that the mother had spit and there were little babies all over the tank. so i set my catfish worries aside and tried to scoop the fry into the 10 gal. It has been i think 3-4 days. I had never really planned on raising fry (i was just gonna leave them to the other fish), but seeing their little tails struggling against my filter made me want to take care. unfortunately, I didn't really have much info on how to care for them. I found this recipe for fry food, and since it was quick and easy, i tried it out:
3 tablespoons powdered whole egg
2 tablespoons powdered nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon chick-pea flour (or any other kind of legume)
Water (distilled or filtered)
A few drops of fish liver oil
Crushed flake food
Zucchini or Spinach
you just basically blend it all together and feed the liquid to the fry. unfortunately, i couldnt find any powdered egg (no protein?) and my yeast is 3 years dead. regardless, i fed it to the fry and they took it. They are also eating a little flake food, luckily. I also started culturing infusoria the day they hatched, but chances are they won't be ready in time.
Great news, huh?
Well, I was wondering: Am I feeding it properly? What should I be feeding for the rest of their fry-hood? Also, how long until they grow out this 10 gal tank?
Thanks so much!!!