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I set up a temporary 5 gallon grow out tank for my yellow lab fry, just until they get big enough to return to the main tank, about 24 hours ago. I filled it with 3/4 water from the main tank and the rest fresh water.
The fry sometime just lie on the net and other times they do swim around :fish: . I can see their tiny fins fanning around.
I checked the water today..the ph is 8.4, but the temp is around 83*. The temp in the main tank is around 79*-80*. Is 83* too high?

Will it be ok the transfer the fry to the 5 gallon tomorrow?
 

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I always use fresh water, there isn't point in using water from an established tank.

What sort of filter set up are you using and is it brand new or has been running for a while?
 
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It has a bio-wheel filter system that is built into the hood. There is a tube that hangs down into the water but I have taken the necessary precautions to make sure they do not get sucked into the filter.

It is a new system that has been running for about 30 hours now but I have also put the chemicals in the water to cycle overnight. The water termp also dropped to 80* since I unplugged the heater.
 

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The temp may be too high for them.

What did you use to cycle the tank overnight? (It's best to use a piece of filter media from an established tank in your new filter system...instant cycle...)
 
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The temp is now 80*, which is the same as the temp as the main tank they are in.

I used a little bio-spira and cycle along with stress zyme over 30 hours ago
 

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How are the fry now?
 
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The fry are doing very well. They are still in the breeded net. I have not transferred them yet, I figured I'd give them till this weekend. Let the tank cycle a little more and let the fry grow a little bit more.
Still a little hard to tell if they are eating yet. I still see a very little visible egg sac, which should be gone by the end of the week.
They usually lay on the net but if I come over and open the lid or stick the tip of my finger in the water, they scatter very quickly, so they do swim.

The temp on the new tank is now at 78*.
 

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I think you have to add the fish at the same time as the bio spira so the new bacteria have ammonia from the fish to eat so they can stay alive. I wouldn't wait.
 
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I threw in some starter fish when I put the bio-spira in. I did not put the fry in the tank yet.
 
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Well, I transferred the fry yesterday to their own tank. All is well so far. I know it is only 1 day, lol, but they are all swimming around :fish: :fish: :fish: investigating their new territory.

Hatched some brine shrimp and they gobbled them all down as they were dropped in the tank :popcorn:
 

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Well, I transferred the fry yesterday to their own tank. All is well so far. I know it is only 1 day, lol, but they are all swimming around :fish: :fish: :fish: investigating their new territory.

Hatched some brine shrimp and they gobbled them all down as they were dropped in the tank :popcorn:
Sounds good :dancing:
 
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