Advice On Cleaning When Tank Is Filled W/fry

  1. JuliasTank

    JuliasTank New Member Member

    I need to do a deep gravel clean and I'm really nervous because I've spotted little tiny fry hiding in the gravel today. Will they manage to get out of the way because I can't see that well when I start the vaccuum.

    Thanks!
     
  2. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    If ive got fry i drain the water into an old babys bath and then catch any fry and shrim before dumping thevwater. Theres always a few
     
  3. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498 Well Known Member Member

    You can always put a pantyhose leg over the syphon and vac that way. That's what I do when I suspect I have shrimplettes in my tank.
     
  4. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    The problem i found with pantyhose is that it also stops gunk from being sucked out of the tank.
     
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    JuliasTank

    JuliasTank New Member Member

    Thank you. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to catch them all and move them to a little tank in the meantime while I clean.