I was shocked to find ten Sterbai Cory fry in my filter (Fluval 307) today and I put them in this hatchery. I’ve never used the hatchery before but it has slits in the sides too small for these guys to get through. The hatchery box suctions to the side of my main tank. I’m wondering about the fry’s age and needs. I have flake food, bug bites, shrimp pellets, algae wafers. Crush tiny amounts? They haven’t eaten what I’ve given them so far but they are actively swimming around. They’re probably quite shocked to be outside of the dark, cramped filter world. (Amazing they grew in that unclear water) I put some moss in the box for them to hide in. I’m afraid they’re too tiny to go in with my cardinals and honey gourami who have happily devoured cherry shrimp before. Although I have had a few Sterbai Cory fry miraculously survive in the community tank without help. Can these stay on the hatchery awhile and grow? I will eventually need to re-home some Corys as I don’t have the space for more adults.
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