Last week I set up a well-planted 5 gallon tank with a soil and gravel substrate. Saturday I added 5 Corydorus habrosus. This morning while doing a water change I noticed I have several free swimming fry!
Here are my questions and concerns:
First my Aqua-Tech 5-15 filter seems way too powerful for the fry. I did put a piece of panty hose over the intake, but they still struggle with the current. Should I keep the filter running?
I cannot find a hang on breeder box. Could I float a small tupperware type container on the side of the tank and place the fry in it? I have one that is long and deep. I have some java moss I could place in with them.
Will the Corydorus habrosus eat the fry?
The water temperature is about 73 degrees. Is that good?
For now can I just feed them some regular flakes ground into a powder?
I also asked these questions in my original post about setting up a planted 5 gallon, so I apologize for repeating myself.
Any and all advice would be appreciated; I'd love to see a few of these little guys survive.