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Acclimating fry to new tank water

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by mantisfan101, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. mantisfan101

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    My panduro spawned again and this time I decided to care for the fry separately since when I leave them with the parents, they always disappear after a week without a trace. How would I go about acclimating them to different tankw ater? Should I drip acclimate?
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    Can you take a reasonable volume of water from the main tank? If you can I would.

    I use rain-water, so I don't need to add a water conditioner etc., but I like to get the fish from one tank to another fairly quickly.

    cheers Darrel
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    I don’t think I can, I have another setup established system with a ton of java moss. Also when I leave them with the parents the male and female always eat everything and the fry barely get anything to eat. Would drip acclimating work?
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
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    Unless the water parameters were very different? I'd just syphon the fry from the main tank and transfer them straight into the "java moss" tank.

    cheers Darrel
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    Given they are older, but I had brought my Macmasteri juvies to the LFS today and 'thought' I'd cleared out the grow out tank. After draining it down to next to nothing I spotted a small Mac still in there. I just scooped him up and popped him in the nearest tank. THEN I was adding new water to the tank.. ice cold as I didn't think anything was in there, just dumped a bunch of prime in first, and another danged little guy showed up. Caught him and again into the next tank. It was pretty callous I know, but 4 hours later and the kids are all right. They are probably a lot tougher than we give them credit for.

    Coincidentally, thought I was done with breeding apistos but the LCS I traded them to has the cutest Panduros... if they hold them for me I'll be in your shoes sooner than later :p