12-27-2006, 08:10 PM
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Well, I caught about 48 of the little rascals! Used the java moss rock in a net and waited till it was "visited" by a bunch of them. Still have around 20 with mom - wonder if I should just leave them with her. I was rather hoping that she would start eating more, wandering the tank more, and make up with hubby if the family was gone. The babies are SOOOO happy in the new tank - they are just swimming everywhere - mom wouldn't let them move more than a few inches at a time! Freedom is tasting pretty good to them now, but come bedtime... they may be crying "I want my mama"!
Params are good (only exception being the nitrite at .50). They are in the planted nursery tank now (10g) that has lots of good biological stuff on the sponge filter for them to eat. The big tank with mom has a sponge prefilter, so that wasn't it. I have to wonder if someone has been snacking while everyone was asleep... But maybe there aren't as many as I first thought missing after catching as many as I did... Guess I'll never know since I couldn't count them before...
Do you think I should catch the rest (or as many as possible), or leave all the rest with mom. Empty nest - or just a reduced nest??