01-22-2013, 12:29 AM
| || | Unintentional Danio Rerio fry
Hey guys! I have a 20g tank that has been going for about 4 weeks now. I keep it around 77-78 degrees fahrenheit. I have 6 'Zebra' Danios. I do a partial water change every other day with Seachem Prime as my water conditioner. Today I was vacuuming the gravel and not really paying much attention. It was sucking up a bunch of garbage off the bottom like it usually does. I was siphoning water into the bucket when I realized that some of the 'crud' seemed to have a mind of it's own. I stuck my finger down into the bucket and the little eye lash sized tad pole looking things swam away from me! I immediately stopped the siphon and began using the cap of a pill bottle to take them out and put them in my 2.5G tank my Betta was in (he's been temporarily evicted). The fry have the ability to swim, but when left undisturbed they just sit at the bottom or cling to the sides.
The 2.5G is new to me unfortunately and thus is not cycled. While I hate to rely on any water stabilizer this heavily, I think this is still a better shot at survival for the fry than almost certain death by the adults in the 20g.
So what should I do? I put somewhere between 30-50 of them in the 2.5g, knowing full well that not everybody is going to make it. Since they are not even 'free swimming' yet, do I feed the something or not? I've never had this happen so I have literally NO idea what I'm doing.
Any and all advice will be considered and appreciated. Thanks!