Bosemani Rainbows Breeding

ponitboss

Member
Ok I need help with raising bosemanI and yellow rainbow fry. Ok questions are

What size tank to raise them in
How high should I have the water
First food for fry
Should air flow be high or low or none

And anything else I should know?
 

Katie Allibone

Member
When I had my fry I put them In a smallish separation tank in my main tank while they were small. This was to easily keep the water fresh without having to change it. Because a lot of mine survived, when they got bigger I moved them into a 10 gallon tank once they got to a size I positively knew they weren't going to get eaten (I gave some away to friend who wanted them) for food I just gave them ground up versions of the food I gave my adult fish, you can get special baby food but I find it’s just a waist of money about the air flow I had a small one in the corner when I moved them to the ten gallon but on a very low setting so it wouldn’t disturb the fish I don’t really know what else to add but if you need anything else just ask and I’ll answer it x
 
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ponitboss

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Katie Allibone said:
When I had my fry I put them In a smallish separation tank in my main tank while they were small. This was to easily keep the water fresh without having to change it. Because a lot of mine survived, when they got bigger I moved them into a 10 gallon tank once they got to a size I positively knew they weren't going to get eaten (I gave some away to friend who wanted them) for food I just gave them ground up versions of the food I gave my adult fish, you can get special baby food but I find it’s just a waist of money about the air flow I had a small one in the corner when I moved them to the ten gallon but on a very low setting so it wouldn’t disturb the fish I don’t really know what else to add but if you need anything else just ask and I’ll answer it x
Ok thanks a lot so small aquarium can work I have a couple 5 gallons tanks I can use. Also does the water height make a difference are can I just full it
 

DarkOne

Member
Here's some tips from Gary Lange:

 

Katie Allibone

Member
ponitboss said:
Ok thanks a lot so small aquarium can work I have a couple 5 gallons tanks I can use. Also does the water height make a difference are can I just full it
No the water height doesn’t make any difference
 

DarkOne

Member
Rainbow fry usually stay at the top 1" of water. While the water height doesn't really make a difference, the fry doesn't produce a lot of waste so filling it to the top might be more work than you need to do.. I had about 50-60 in a 2 liter container for at least 2 weeks w/o a water change. The smaller volume also allowed the fry to find food easier w/o overfeeding the container. If you only fill the 5 gallon tank to half full, you can just add fresh dechlorinated water rather than a water change after about 2 weeks. The fry are still tiny so water changes can be a challenge so just filling is much easier.

A slow airstone is all you need. Too much flow will make the fry swim too much, use up all their energy and kill them.
 

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