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suks1
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PostSubject: water changes with fry.   Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:55 am

Hi, sorry if this has been asked before, did do a search for it but found nothing...

I have apprx 10 fry in my tank, along with lots of tetras, some guppies and some cherry barbs. It is a 140l tank and I do a 30 l water change every 7 - 10 days. Should I up the water changes now there are babies (and messy ones too!) in there?

Also am I being paranoid or is it easy to suck up the babies when vaccing???

Cheers,

Suks
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PostSubject: Re: water changes with fry.   Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:57 am

I personally would say yes Smile 10L per day will be great, this gives the babies lots of fresh water & they will grow very quickly.
By doing approx 10% WC daily i have had fry grow to sellable size in 8 weeks.

I did an experiment recently with 2 of my tanks, 1 i changed 10% daily, the other i did 20% every 3ish days.


The fry in the 2nd tank are still 1.5cm where the fry in the 1st tank are ready to sell. (3+cm)
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PostSubject: Re: water changes with fry.   Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:11 am

Thanks for the info chaase. I might try the 10% daily method and see if I notice a difference.
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PostSubject: Re: water changes with fry.   Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:39 am

Thanks! I will give that a try. That growth rate sounds amazing!
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