I noticed that there are quite a few topics on the net about spawning bristlenose, but not too many on raising fry properly. I have managed to spawn 4 lots of fry but i lost my first 3 lots. My first lot got eaten, my second lot died due to high ph levels, and i thought my third lot would be fine in a fry saver but my angelfish managed to pull them through the netting of the fry saver. *sigh*
I have managed to keep my most recent set of fry for about 2 and a half weeks now. im keeping them in a separate tank which is going to be my fry grow out tank. however i have slowly noticed them decreasing. i think i have only lost about 10 out of 50 so its not that bad but i dont want them to keep dying. The temp is 26 degrees, i have a ph of 7, and im feeding them algea wafers, zuchini, and cucumber which they all eat very happily. The water is very well airated and they are in a 2ft tank with gravel on the bottom. I also change 10% of the water daily with treated tap water. There is also a small plant in their tank.
I was thinking it must be a different water chemistry problem but i dont know how to test these? I have heard the terms Nitrite and Nitrate along with Amonia. Is there test kits i can buy for these? or is there an easy way to make sure all these parameters are correct?
Thanks in advance.