Collecting in fall after drought?
Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:08 AM
Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:55 AM
Posted 04 September 2016 - 12:11 PM
I get Bruce's point... but if you had a separate tank to put them in (of cool, air conditioned or basement room temperature water) with a functioning bio-filter ready for them... seems to me that they would be better, faster, than leaving them in the tiny hot pools.
If it was me I would go get a dozen and put them in a currently empty but cycled tank. I sure would not introduce them into an existing tank full of other fish, but I would try them on their own,
Posted 04 September 2016 - 06:23 PM
Yeah if they are crowded in shrinking pools, what's to lose? Scoop them carefully and quickly from pool to transport cooler (with waterlogged leaves to hide under), and hope for the best. Sometimes I bring my own bucket of water, if collecting in stagnant water. The "shock" of transfer to new clean water may be less stressful than transporting them in bad quality water.
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