You all know me, I am constantly coming up with DIY (do-it-yourself) ideas for my tanks. Well, I came up with a great one!
Every time there is fry released in my main tank, the bigger fish will push the small rock pile I set up for fry apart to get to them. The smaller fish will get their noses into it no matter how careful I am. Well, I had to put some of my Yellow Lab and Red Zebra fry in the main tank because I have WAY (32 reds, 25 yellows and 12 Rams!) too many. So, feeling guilty I came up with an idea to help these little guys, at least a few, make it.
I took a couple plant pots, the kind you get with aquatic plants (yeah, I save everything that is related to tanks LOL) and put them in, then covered them with my small rocks. It works great! The open sides are big enough for the fry to duck in but too small for a fish nose. I have a Yellow Lab that is about 2" hanging around it, and she just cannot get in there no matter how hard she tries LOL. You see the fry hanging out in the rocks, but if a big guy comes near they all duck into the pot! Smart lil buggers!
So, either go to these links, or hit reply at the top of this post to see what I mean. If you go to the link you can zoom in close enough to see a Yellow Lab and some Red Zebra fry hiding out in there.
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REALLY Good Fry Hideout Idea!
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