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first water change?

Post by Biulu on Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:46 am

I wonder when to do the first water change when raising new born fry. For the betta's it is easy as they are in a tank which is only half full of water, so the first 'changes' consist of adding water to the tank and dilute the pollutants.

However, I am raising the gobies in a container which has a limited amount of water and no filter. So, when should I do the first water change without the risk of drowning them?

Or maybe the question should be: at what point is it safe to move new born fry from a hatching container to a tank and ensure they can still easily get to the food?
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Post by Fishypastor on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:08 pm

No experience here on this exactly, but I'm now raising my third batch of krib fry (I know they are pretty hardy) but I would suspect that frequent small water changes would be the way to go as opposed to larger changes. You want to keep things as stable as possible for fry.
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Post by Biulu on Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:12 pm

I managed to get some of the muck out with a turkey baster without sucking up fry.
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Post by Corvette70 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:14 pm

Is there a picture on here of the fry I would love to see them if possible?
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Post by Biulu on Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:32 pm

Yes, I actually posted some of them last night under the peacock goby thread.
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