Eemiia Eemiia
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Help me please with fry care!!! #1
Help please!

My pond fish have spawned (shabumpkin) I removed some of the eggs and they hatched and are so small and about four days old.

I currently have them in a very small butter bowl and I'm feeding them fry crushed powder food. I'm conscious the waters poor there's no movement etc.

I have bought them a 6l aquarium and can put a sponge over the filter to stop it blowing them about but I'm terrified they are too small / won't find their food / will get sucked into the filter and die.

I'm at a loss at what's right to do with them being so small as it seems cruel to keep them in such a small dirty space for now

Help please!

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Re: Help me please with fry care!!! #2
See photos of fry currently

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Re: Help me please with fry care!!! #3
And the small bowl that's getting quickly dirty

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Re: Help me please with fry care!!! #4
Until they are a bit bigger I would put them in something like a 2 lite ice-cream box with an airstone running and change 50% of the water daily to keep it clean. A turkey baster is ideal for sucking up left-over food etc., without harming the fry. They can go in the tank when they look more like little fish, but a 6 litre tank won't last them for very long as they will grow quite quickly.
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Re: Help me please with fry care!!! #5
Thank you so much!

I will go buy an air stone now I've just lost one im worried they will all die :(

I will keep them in the aquarium pictured until they outgrow then I've got a 750l pond to transfer them into and then a 5000l koi pond once they outgrow that!

Providing I can keep them alive that is