Fry Just Born Last Night, But... Tank Needs W/c But Fry Just Born

Happy Mama

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I’m not sure what is best to do in this situation, so I thought I’d ask.

I have newborn platy fry just born last night, but my nitrates tested 40ppm this morning. I added Seachem Prime to the tank just in case. The little ones are hidden in crevices everywhere, and the tank is COVERED in real/fake plants. I usually do a 50% water change every Sunday (today).

What do I do? I’m thinking I can wait a bit, but for how long?
 

Msdp11009

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I still do changes with fry. I just kight not vacuum the substrate tomorrow. It would be good to get the nitrates down. Your could also cover the valve with mesh or women’s nylons so they won’t get sucked up.
 

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I would just do 25% without the vac. and maybe another one the next day, with live bear fry there normally strong enough to stay away from my filters but with egg layers I use panty hose to cover my intake, but if you have a strong filter I would cover it.
 
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I just finished doing a 50% water change with a net over the siphon. Somehow, I found a fry in the bucket. (Face-palm.) I scooped the little one out and gently poured it back in the tank. It swam into some hornwort. Phew...
 

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