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  1. Oldfishlady
    10-19-2010 02:19 PM - permalink
    With any livestock it is best to do it slow...add your water to theirs in small amount at a time as they float in the new tank and then net and toss the old water.
    I pour mine in the net over a bucket to transfer and sometime I will even float the net in the tank before I release them...depends on what it is...

    The water pram changes are just as important if not more so than the temp (I know you already know this)
    You can also test the water and compare with yours and this will help you with the time line-I test pH and nitrate in the new water to make sure it is the same or close and equalize from that point-(you always want 0ppm on ammonia/nitrite) but this can be high in the transport water but I don't worry about it short term...the pH and nitrate is what can shock the livestock and kill them fast if not equalize slowly...make to explain.....
  2. weluvbettas
    10-19-2010 01:28 PM - permalink
    Got the shrimp today! YIPPPEEE! There still tiny! Will they handle all the different phs sitll with them been young? In the tank i now have java fern , about 16 stems of ludwigia repens ,amazon sword, marimo moss and some ancharis. Enough to be ok?
  3. weluvbettas
    10-17-2010 11:48 AM - permalink
    Yep i knocked it with my hand and it went on the floor AND my legs lol , it was just my small fry im worried about its justthere the size of 2 week old fry but theres 2 of them that are huge! Im just gonna keep on the powdered stuff and also mush up some flakes.
  4. Oldfishlady
    10-17-2010 11:23 AM - permalink
    What a mess that must have week old fry should be fine if they are eating powered food too-you may want to start adding some bigger food along with it-personally I would whip up some more BBS to keep that varied diet going-at this stage nutrition is really important-if you have access to fresh fish or shrimp-smash some up and feed small amount-you can even smash up some good quality flake food in it as well
  5. weluvbettas
    10-17-2010 11:00 AM - permalink
    Hi oldfishlady , well i have a bit of a problem.........-flashback!- today while cleaning the fish room i managed to knock over my bbs culture. My fry are 5 weeks old now and i was wondereing will they be ok without bbs , i having been feeding them powdered food but have been dropping in a bit of bbs now and then (everyother day) . Will they be ok to eat powdered fry food now? Or should i just wip up some egg yolk?
  6. karlhague
    10-16-2010 06:33 PM - permalink
    Will they survive in cold weather?

    I will try get a green water culture going asap. that way i can try keep daphnia alive. my betta LOVES chasing them around his tank..

    Same with bloodworms is there a special way to keep those live? (i want to try using live foods for conditioning ,instead of frozen..
  7. Oldfishlady
    10-16-2010 06:30 PM - permalink
    Green water is what they eat and live in-I have never really cultured them in the house only outside in buckets
  8. karlhague
    10-16-2010 06:23 PM - permalink
    I wanted to ask that, its quite cold here now..

    How would i go about if i bought live daphnia how would i keep them alive?
  9. Oldfishlady
    10-16-2010 06:13 PM - permalink
    Or outside will work too, add a cup of pond water and you can also get a culture of daphnia going along with it and if you have mosquito....the mosquito larva are great to condition the breeders with-you can get them ready in about 3 days with live foods and you also get tiny larva that the fry will eat once they are about 1 or 2 old and big enough
  10. karlhague
    10-16-2010 06:02 PM - permalink
    So a bucket on the window with ramshorn snails and basically dump green stuffs in it?

    I have plenty of hay due to having horses lol

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