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Baby spotted swimming with adults. hi Hannah , and congratulations on your Medaka with eggs. I too was feeling a little jealous when my group were only producing eggs and the guy I got them from had a big barrel full of them. I divided my 40 into 4 groups . The two inside in filtered aquariums made only eggs so far. The others went into one 500 liter, 2meter diameter static pond and have not seem much of them since. The 4th are the ones in this little , maybe 100 liters ( I forget exactly) pool with the bird bath on top . No filter mechanism. But there are piperis plants and a floating plant for witch I know not name but had beautiful long roots with hairs for the babies to hide among. I am enjoying a pint of good cheer while watching and trying to determine how many different hatchlings there are .1 point
I’m so glad it helped! Many of the problems we see on this forum are husbandry and water quality problems. Goldfish are somewhat unique that way, in that they’re both very widely kept fish but also have some surprising unique issues with waste production and water quality that the standard advice for tropical fish keeping doesn’t address. Water testing, LARGE regular water changes, and filter maintenance are the most critical factors for their help. Along with proper quarantine procedures with new livestock you can avoid almost all illness with them. Goldfish keepers are water keepers first and foremost. If your water quality is kept in top shape that keeps everything else running smoothly. Knocking junk from the filters (never toss the media unless it’s disintegrating, always just rinse the filter pads in old tank water and hit them against the sides of a bucket to knock poop free) is the only big maintenance required beyond water changes and regular testing to make sure your nitrates haven’t climbed. High nitrates aren’t as instantly toxic to the fish as nitrites and ammonia but they still cause harm and weaken the fish’s immune system when they’re persistently high. But they can climb without any symptoms for a long time and to very high levels if you aren’t looking for it. Especially in a small tank, large and frequent water changes and testing before those water changes to make sure you’re not climbing beyond about 20 ppms of nitrate is really important. It saves so much drama and heartache1 point