Salvini fry!

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hey y'all, my salvini pair has just bred for the first time and it's also my first time breeding any fish. Would like to know how frequently I should do water changes and what to feed them. The female has them all huddled up in a pit right now so I'm thinking they are still eating their egg yolk. How long does the egg yolk last so I know when to start feeding them myself?
 
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hey y'all, my salvini pair has just bred for the first time and it's also my first time breeding any fish. Would like to know how frequently I should do water changes and what to feed them. The female has them all huddled up in a pit right now so I'm thinking they are still eating their egg yolk. How long does the egg yolk last so I know when to start feeding them myself?


Congrats! You can maintain the routine wc and they won't need food until the fry is free swimming. If you don't want to feed newly hatched Brine shrimp crushed pellet or flake food will be fine.
 
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Congrats! You can maintain the routine wc and they won't need food until the fry is free swimming. If you don't want to feed newly hatched Brine shrimp crushed pellet or flake food will be fine.

They will probably be swimming in about the 3rd day. You will know when you see the female surrounded by a cloud of fry lol. Also very important to cover filter intake with a sponge, mesh media bag or new knee high stocking.
 
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They will probably be swimming in about the 3rd day. You will know when you see the female surrounded by a cloud of fry lol. Also very important to cover filter intake with a sponge, mesh media bag or new knee high stocking.
first picture I got of them as they are now moving around a bit. Does this mean they're free swimming?

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