07-20-2012, 12:24 AM
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Well, the two older ones im moving to the big tank in a few days, after the barbs have settled in.
I am planning on keeping them in the 2.5 for at least two more weeks, Ill then be using a 5 gallon bin. I like to be able to see them when their littler, up to 20 days, so i can see whose weak and who i need to cull. So far, i havent actually had to cull any, though i have seen weak ones, then they were gone. Im assuming they die, and the others eat them.
I haven't actually decided what im going to do with the fry...Its tough to be able to tell whose gonna be nice colors or not, since they dont show colors til after two months!
Some of mine are showing black, though that doesn't necessarily mean theyll be black, just that black is the first pigment to show up..correct?
I do have a spare 10 gallon I could set up, though i really have no place to put it, or a spare filter/air pump.
My plan originally was to feed the fry to my crayfish/ACF's and some of the fry will go to them, but id like to know the max time i could house them in the 2.5.
I can have some grow out in my bettas 5.5, [he doesnt care about other fish or anything for that matter] though id hate to choose a fry that will just be grey!
Are there any markings/colorings i should be looking for to help me determine what colors the fry will be?
I have my QT tank, though I cant use it til after i get my second group of barbs/ upper tank fish.
Then, i can use that tank for my older fry.