05-21-2010, 08:14 PM
| || | well last night we got invited last minute to his (my other half) sisters college graduation ceremony. so i had planned a water change, and to remove the nets. i got up to adding plants from another planted tank and adding a marimo ball, but then we got that phone call, and out the door we went. so when we got home (after they took us al out for dinner) it was 1130pm, so we turned the lights out and went to bed. in the morning i asked my better half to check on 2 things. 1 check on pinky a shubunkin who was slow yesterday. 2 check on nugget the pleco in the platy/molly/guppy tank he came back and said "pinky is dead." i said "ok, well how about nugget then?" he walked to check and found nugget with his head out of the water and his odontodes stuck in a breeder net. "he's dead" i jumped out of bed and he had knocked him down to see if he would revive. he didnt . not a good morning. i promptly finished the wanted water change, (the water was fine tho, i checked it) and then freed the mommys to be. poor nugget and pinky. RIP
Originally Posted by britnyjackson
I wouldn't keep them in the breeder nets. It causes a ton of un needed stress and you seem to have a lot of good hiding spots for the fry. There will be several others comment that have more experience than I do, but I'd definitely let them out of the nets. Gorgeous tank by the way!! Also, your fish are beautiful too!