Advice On Cleaning When Tank Is Filled W/fry

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by JuliasTank, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. JuliasTank

    JuliasTankNew MemberMember

    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.

  2. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    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

    Kellye8498Well Known MemberMember

    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. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

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

    JuliasTankNew MemberMember

    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.

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