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Re: Nothobranchius rachovii
I don't worry about it. It is only dripping slowly (a few drips per second) and if the fry can't get them before they are flushed out, they are out of luck. Seriously, the bbs tend to sink to the bottom and the overfly is near the top of the box. I would rather like it if excess bbs were flushed out, but they aren't. They die and become obvious on the bottom, usually near the corners. If that occurs I know I'm giving them too many.
At 03:00 PM 3/11/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Barry Cooper wrote:
>> At 12:28 PM 3/11/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>> >Now, with notho fry I follow Barry Coopers advice now. I used to do water
>> >changes often on the fry, but was killing them. Barry, said they donít
>> >like a lot of shock, so I should just put them in an aquarium (I used a 5
>> >or a 2.5) and fill the bottom with about 1 inch of water from the parents
>> >tank. Then add another inch or two more every so often, for me it was
>> >every 4th or 5th day. By adding an inch or two more water you are making
>> >a 50% water change on the first change without stressing the fish, and so
>> >on. (help me out Barry if I have miss quoted, ok?) I fed them micro worms
>> >and BBS for about a month and then went to freeze-dried, crumbled, blood
>> >worms and BBS.
>> I have to admit I don't remember the conversation about this. I have used the method described, where after a week or so in a fry box I have transferred the fry to a tank and gradually added new water.
>> These days, in my new fish room, I have a recirculating system for the fry. Water is pumped from a 55 gal drum to the fry boxes, where it drips in at a slow rate (3-4 drips per second). To do a water change I change the water in the drum and the new water only slowly is dripped into the fry boxes. This system also means that fry are growing in a vastly larger total water volume than they would if raised in simple shoe boxes, even if only for a couple of weeks. The potential down side is spread of infection, if it were to occur. I haven't had problems with that. The most important thing with Notho fry, in my opinion, is to take steps to avoid velvet (Oodinium infection). I add salt about 1 tsp per gallon, and I am careful not to overfeed baby brine shrimp.
>> Barry J. Cooper, Prof., Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
>> Current address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd.
>> Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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>When you feed baby brine shrimp, do you shut down the water flow for a period of time, or do you not worry about flushing food out of the containers?
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