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post #1 of 8 Old 06-15-2011, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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New fry tank

Though I'd share some pics of the fry tank I've set up for my baby panda corys. It's a tiny 2 gal tank I got cheap in a bargain homeware shop. The idea was to pack it full of plants and put it near a window to get it producing plenty of algae and micro-inverts for the fry to eat. There's some MTS and pond snails in there too. So far I haven't really have to feed the fry; I've been putting in crushed adult food every few days just in case. The 6 fry are doing fine so far and growing well.

One of the fry:



Tank on a chair by the window



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post #2 of 8 Old 06-17-2011, 09:11 AM
good luck. Wish I could separate my ram fry

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-26-2011, 02:44 PM
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This is really good. Something you could add, as it is excellent to produce infusoria for fry, are dry leaves. Oak, almond leaves, or similar.

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This is really good. Something you could add, as it is excellent to produce infusoria for fry, are dry leaves. Oak, almond leaves, or similar.

Byron.
I did actually add some crushed up leaves from the garden at the start. I wasn't sure if they'd be toxic so i just added a small amount.

The tank has gone a little wild with algae now, to the detriment of the plants, so I've moved it back from the window and drawn a net curtain to reduce the light. The fry don't seem bothered though and the parameters are great, with zero nitrates (i assume because the algae are using it up)
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I did actually add some crushed up leaves from the garden at the start. I wasn't sure if they'd be toxic so i just added a small amount.

The tank has gone a little wild with algae now, to the detriment of the plants, so I've moved it back from the window and drawn a net curtain to reduce the light. The fry don't seem bothered though and the parameters are great, with zero nitrates (i assume because the algae are using it up)
Other than on plant leaves, the algae will encourage infusoria and photoplankton too.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-26-2011, 05:14 PM
do the oak leaves have to be dry?

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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do the oak leaves have to be dry?
Yes. Any leaves put in an aquarium must be dried first, otherwise you will have a biological soup. You can collect oak leaves in the autumn, lay them out to dry thoroughly, then put them in a plastic bag and use as needed. Or you can buy almond leaves that are sold in fish stores (some) or online.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-26-2011, 10:08 PM
okay.

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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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