10-13-2012, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Jakiebabie
Awww. Awesome! I think the missing parent has things well under control! This is a blessing to be sure! Just make sure that you don't miss feedings as they are so young and may not be able to skip one. Or make sure you have some form of food that falls to the bottom, algae wafers for instance, not sure if they will eat shrimp pellets. Makes me think you have set up your tank with very ideal conditions for reproducing! I look at that as a very good sign of a healthy functioning tank if it produces young.
I am wondering exactly what you were about to do to "clean" the tank? Is it algae? or were you going to dismantle and scrub it all out clean? Bristlenose Pleco's are the top algae cleaners and they will need that algae to feed on.
I'm asking because in my many years of fish keeping I look back and cringe at what I used to do to my tanks. 2 x a year I would tear down and scrub everything in that tank. An all day affair. Looked lovely all set up again, until fish would die a few weeks later after I had unknowingly sent the tank thru an AM/NI/NA cycle. Asking so that I can spare you the same troubles and fish deaths. What size tank?
i was going to take out all the decor and get the java moss off from it and take out some of the baby plants and re-stack the rock cave...ect. just a every 3 month thing i do. but it seems the babies are hiding well. i was wondering why the algea was more under control then normal. lol.