Malki-who is it?
In the life of almost every aquarium lover happens joyful event. Or, one morning, he discovers the eggs laid on a piece of paper or a stone. Or already independently floating fry. Be it fry of viviparous fish such as guppies, molines and swordtails. Or fry of various species of cichlids, carefully protected by their parents and often hiding in the female’s mouth.
Who is this fry? As the Ushakov-fiction dictionary suggests, this is a small fish larva just hatched from an egg.
And so, when the first wave of admiration from what he saw in your tank passed, you usually have a desire to save and try to grow future fish. But you have to understand that due to the micro size and vulnerability, almost all the laws of aquarium a large aquarium, stop working. Whether it is feeding, filtering, catching and transplanting, changing water and so on.
The fry of almost all types of aquarium fish, because of the threat of being eaten, are kept separately. And if you move the caviar is not difficult, (how correctly to transport caviar, read on this link ), then the fry is already a little more complicated. No nets here will not help. If they are fry of live-bearing fish, they usually stick to the surface of water and they can be scooped up with an ordinary white mug. If other species, then I usually use a vacuum gravel cleaner (as in the photo), which for 2 euro can be bought on Aliexpress for this link. It is ideal not only for harvesting residues of vital activity, but also for sucking and transporting fry.
Cleaning and siphon.
Do not move fry to a large aquarium. They will be difficult to feed, they will not see food, clean up and replace in a large volume is also more difficult. At first, I use plastic containers or five-liter plastic bottles of drinking water. Malkov, at the beginning of life, fed very often (like and than, read here), therefore, it is often necessary to clean the remains of feed. The best solution, all the same, vacuum cleaner c aliexpress. But when he was not there, I used these devices of my own invention.
First, take a large disposable syringe from the pharmacy, and instead of a needle, put on a plastic straw for cocktails. If not tightly supported, use an aquarium silicone or hot plastic glue. Point it to the dirt, and suck it off.
If the fry have grown and the volume has become larger, you can use the hose with a piece of any foam rubber, after making a recess in it and holding it with the same plastic clamps. They can be driven along the bottom, sucking up particles of dirt, but avoid getting the fry in the hose.
Another tip. As soon as the larvae or fry cease to hang in one place, they will swim and become active, put a couple of young snails of ampulyaras to them. They will eat the remains of food, and believe me, removing their "shit" is much easier than the particles of the same food adhering to the bottom and walls.
If you have other inventions and developments, share in the comments, I will be very glad to communicate!
How to transfer caviar and take care of it, read in these posts:
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