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When to move medaka fry to planted grow out tank?


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Hey y’all!

 

I’m going on the egg hatching and fry raising adventure for the first time right now with some medaka eggs I ordered.  I have a few live food cultures going along with hikari first bites and sera micron so I think I should be good on food, but my concern is them finding said food. The way I currently have things set up the only tank I have available is a 10 gallon walstad that’s fairly heavily planted. At what point would y’all move them from their little methylene blue have to the 10 gallon? It’s fairly recently set up so there aren’t any booming infusoria populations just yet. That said to jump start it I did squeeze all the fun gross stuff out of an established sponge filter into here. 
 

Any thoughts or advice?

 

thanks y’all!

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One more thing I should add is I dropped in some magnolia leaf litter to get some tannins in the water and also to hopefully get some biofilm going on them to further help out whatever little critters I can’t see in there that the fry will want to eat. I think based on the current state of the eggs I’ve maybe got 2-4 days before they start hatching but that’s half educated guess 

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On 1/31/2024 at 10:18 PM, T. Payne said:

As soon as mine hatch, I move them to a grow out tank. I usually either use a 5 or 10 gallon tank partially filled.

Appreciate the response! Mine haven’t hatched yet but according to my math and when they got shipped I think they should hatch this weekend. I think I’m about as ready as I can be for my first time raising fry. 

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Babies have started hatching out this evening and are looking healthy so far! I’ll try to get some good video of them and start a new thread in the morning to record my first journey in easing fry. 🙂

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