No, I hadn't seen that. I don't know what could be causing the gasping unless they really did od on the salt, that's awful, I'm sorry. ..kidster9700 said:idk if you read my edit. i'm pretty sure they aren't going to make it.
i'm going to try a 50% water change. if they're OD'ing on salt it might help, but will cause other problems (stress, probably a new tank cycle)Bijou88 said:No, I hadn't seen that. I don't know what could be causing the gasping unless they really did od on the salt, that's awful, I'm sorry. ..
it seems there will many more to come. this is a sad day indeed.Dom90 said:Sorry to hear about your loss
I might have to.Dom90 said:Hmm I'm not being cruel but do you think euthanasia is an option at this point? :/
hey I thought I would lose them all so its all good. i'm actually amazed it was four and not three since one of them had been stuck on the filter sponge all day yesterday.Dom90 said:Sorry to hear about your losses
so they won't float in the water? I think I have a little floating plant they can sit on. part of the eggs are where the lid closes and its all goopy.... what should I do about that?Bijou88 said:Yay! Glad you've got some survivors! mystery snail babies (and adults) are fine with fry, the fry are actually more likely to pick on the snails than the other way around. If you're planning to hatch the eggs in the breeder, just make sure you float them on something and mist or lightly squirt them with tank water a few times a day, they usually take around 10 days to hatch.
my only issue is that I live at home and owe my parents money. now, I have an extra heater for the ten gallon (the adjustable I bought for the ich) and I can't spend any money. I CAN get a ten gallon because they're $10, but buying a filter is out of the question. my friend has a regular tetra whisper or something like that sized for a ten gallon that I can get, but that means no tank light since there's only two plugs available where the tank would go. i'm pretty sure I already have about six power strips in my room(s) and I don't want to have to buy another. I DO have an aerator for a 10 gallon that I can use, and I think if I get something to keep it from squishing I can just use a screen top on the tank and run the tube out fine. that still means no light, however. so that's disappointing.KingD said:Sorry about the losses of your Molly fry. But congrats on the strong survivors you have now.
Also, for your fry tank (Molly and platy) if you're upgrading to a 10 gallon, a bare bottom is the best way to go so you can monitor them better. That's how I have my guppy fry set up, bare bottom 5 gallon. Now, this is just something that has worked for me but, I would suggest getting a sponge filter to put in the fry tank, one of those that connect to the air pumps. That will allow the water to not be stagnant but will not cause a waterfall like the regular HOB filters, that push the fry around vigorously. I use sponge filters in all my fry tanks and they are doing great. Just remember to keep up with water changes and you should be okay.
don't the sponge filters normally come with an air pump?Bijou88 said:
What sponge filter is that?KingD said:I know that on Amazon you can get a sponge filter for a 10 gallon tank for about 5 dollars or so. I plan on getting another one myself for my shrimp tank I'm going to start soon
yeah, my 55 and 38 are both sand tanks. I have an extra 20lb bag of black sand from when I set up the 55, so I figured I could use some of that. the fry are light in color anyways since they will be yellow and white, so they stand out against black. then I can stick a few plants here and there. then if I ever want to switch it over to shrimp I don't have to do anything. just add more plants and remove the fry.KingD said:
I mean I could always leave my curtain open and get some light in there hahaha. I usually have it closed unless its not sunny out, though.KingD said:Well you said you don't have a light for the tank, so I'm not too sure how well the plants would survive without it, even if theyre low tech plants
well my 38 is heavily planted so I know how to do them, but i'm not good with lighting lolKingD said:You could try that, I'm not an expert on planted tanks. I'm actually looking to plant my 55 gallon tank. Maybe someone who has had experience with planted tanks can help you out with that one.
my stupid 5.5 that the fry are in now got brown algae and everything is covered. the light on the tank is ridiculously bright though. and it probably gets some natural light from the massive window in there haha. but the 10 gallon would be in a different room.KingD said:I'm assuming it could work if they get enough hours of light. Now another issue could be too much natural lighting and you getting an algae bloom which is just annoying
the chameleon is a maybe, but if that happens and I move the 10 gallon then I will get a light for it. because if I get a chameleon it means I have money. which means I can afford to buy one. hahahaha. anyways, I think i'm going to get to work draining it of dead brine shrimp and waterlogged eggs and rinse off the sand and stuff. I won't have the sponge filter until tomorrow but I can still get it ready today. I have a second airstone, would I be able to use my pump for the filter and as a little bubbler? i've never had that in a tank before and I think it might be cute. I only have one check valve, but I guess I could put it before I have the tubing split.KingD said:Yea I've gotten some brown algae on my fry tank but I cleaned that up really easily. If the plants are getting light and they are growing, then you should be okay.
Now if the chameleon is going to be where the 10 gallon is going to go, does that mean ou won't be getting any light onto the 10 gallon?