12-26-2011, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Kithuna
If they live a week i may see if the pet shop would like some or something... i do have the adults in the new 10 gallon I got for Christmas, they are soo cute... not even sure how old they are...
They will be perfectly okay in the 5 gallon tank, provided they are the only inhabitants. There is no need to go to any trouble to feed them, normal good quality flake food finely crushed between your fingers about twice a day (morning and night). Just remember not to give them too much food when you feed them, your 5 gallon tank will quickly become very polluted with rotting uneaten flakes, so make sure to do regular partial water changes (say, once a week), a partial water change is about a 1/4 of the water, definitely no more.
Follow these simple steps and they will be good for a few weeks and in the meantime you may be able to check out some friends who may want them. By all means take them to the pet shop if you are game, but I can almost guarantee they will use them as live food for their own fish. Unwanted fry of all types are known as "feeder fish".
Good luck, if you have any more questions, fire away, and let us know what happens.