Putting Glowlight Tetra Fry In Unheated 1 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Advanced Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by newbiefishkeeper, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. newbiefishkeeperValued MemberMember

    Hi So 3 weeks ago I tried to hatch 2 glowlight tetra eggs two weeks ago not knowing they would hatch. Eventually one died and the other one ive been keeping in a small 10 ounce container(with plenty of java moss as its primary food source) floating in my ten gallon. I made the mistake of accidentally leaving the heater out twice before in those two weeks (wont happen again) and there was a 5 degree temp drop, yet that fry survived it. So i assume that it is pretty hardy and i was thinkingof putting it in my unheated 1.5 gallon tank. The tank has been established for over 8 months and has a bunch of cherry shrimp fry as well as seed shrimp. The temperature fluctuation is from 74 -79 degrees daily.
  2. newbiefishkeeperValued MemberMember

    oh no :( i accidentally placed this question in the advanced freshwater topic section, can someone here please move this to the freshwater beginners forum, thank you!!!!!!!!!
  3. newbiefishkeeperValued MemberMember

    whoops i meant to say section not forum
  4. CatPlaysWithPetsValued MemberMember

    You should really put a heater in there. For both the shrimp, and if you want to put the fry in there. Fry are VERY sensitive. Even if the parents are hardy fish. Good luck!!!
  5. Lindsay83Valued MemberMember

    74°f is 23°C, so a bit too low for Glowlights. They should be kept at 24°C as a minimum, so I would put a heater in there.

    Then again, as it's a singleton, I'd be tempted to keep I in a hatchery in the main tank, so that it's protected from the adults, but not completely alone.

    Source: Baensch Aquarium Atlas #1, page 268
    Seriously Fish:


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