Kirsten Posted May 4, 2021 Share Posted May 4, 2021 (edited) Got my Aphyosemion australe eggs from Thaliand in the mail the other day in a nice sealed foil-wrapped package with a hatch date of May 12-19, 2021 on it, and two capsules of fairy shrimp eggs. Yay! Problem is, the instructions are pretty poorly translated and are very hard to understand, so I figured I'd check my understanding with the experts here 🙂 On May 12, I'll empty out the packet of eggs and peat moss into a small, tray-like container (possibly adding in some coir fiber if there isn't much peat?) and cover with half an inch or so of aquarium water. I'll keep the dish on top of the aquarium to help it stay a stable, warm-ish temp in my cool-ish house. I'll check back in a couple hours for fry. Keep waiting until the 19th, I guess, until I see some fry. If no fry by the end of the window, let the peat dry out and try again in 2 weeks. Here's where I get different information: After the fry are hatched, the instructions seem to recommend moving them several times into larger and larger containers until they're large enough for the main tank. But others seem to pour the newly hatched fry directly into their final tank, which is what I'd prefer. If I have no other fish in the tank, just some neo shrimp, can I put the newly hatched fry right in their heavily planted, only sponge-filtered 15 gallon? I have a Ziss breeder box, but it's pretty large and will have trouble fitting in a small tank like this around the decor. Edited May 6, 2021 by Kirsten 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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