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- 4 years
Hey so I have never actually successfully raised fry before. Today the craziest thing happened though!!! About two months ago I bought some boesmani rainbowfish about 2 months ago for my 55 gal and quickly bought and put together a 10 gal QT to medicate them before introducing them to my 55. They were in there for about 2 weeks. After that, they were transferred; I turned off the lights, filter, and air pump; and it remained completely off for a month and a half. I never fead the tank or did a water change I only left a little waste and algae in there. Well today, I looked into the tank and realized a whole lot has been slipping under my radar. I thought I saw something dart around in it when I walked past it so I looked a little closer there was a single tiny fish. I looked it up and it is boesmani rainbowfish fry! There was for some reason no others except the one. So as of now the adults are in the 55 with some dojo loaches, the other rainbows, some honey gouramis, kribensis, and otos. The baby is in the QT still. I know I prob can't leave it in there much longer as the rest of the fry probably already died off and this is the last survivor. I also know I can't put it in the 55 bc its like a 6th of an inch long and the other fish will eat it. It will be a lot of work to fix the QT back up to livability again and hope to not do that but will if I have too. I have seen on the internet of a fry trap where I can keep it in a cage or something to contain the fry from the adult fish. Where would you guys keep it in my case? Also, Ive never raised fry before and don't know what to feed or how to care for them. How would I take care of it? Thanks guys.