Air pump suitable for fry

Discussion in 'Air Pumps' started by Shedzy1985, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Shedzy1985New MemberMember

    Hi. I found some Molly Fry in my tank a couple of days ago. I currently have them in a floating breeder tank, but I bought a small 24litre tank to transfer them to when it's ready. I'm running the filter that came with it in my main tank until it's ready, maybe 2-3 weeks? I'll syphon the water from my main tank when it's time. I have a heater, but still need an air pump. Can anyone recommend one suitable for that size tank and safe for fry?

    Much thanks, Amy
  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    If you have a small filter for the fry tank then you don't need an air pump as well
  3. Shedzy1985New MemberMember

    Oh right ok, I hadn't realised that. Would it be better for the fry if I added an air pump anyway? How long would you suggest I leave the filter in the main tank before setting up the little one? xx

    Much thanks, Amy
  4. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    In a small tank with the filter it may produce too much movement for the fry so I wouldn't use one, a couple of weeks should be long enough to seed the filter unless you have a lot of fry.
    You could take some of the established media from your main filter & put it in the small one, that way you could move the fry & small filter into the fry tank sooner, just carefully monitor the water
  5. Shedzy1985New MemberMember

    That helps so much, thank you coradee :) I only have 3 Molly fry at the moment, pretty sure I saw another one in there but it is hiding well xx

    Much thanks, Amy

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