Please help me help my ichthy friends
July 23, 2012 4:28 PM Subscribe
Mollies in quart-sized tupperware--what can I do so they're ok overnight?
posted by artifarce to Pets & Animals (6 answers total)
Eight hours ago I scooped about 7 full-size adult mollies, 15 mid-sized adults, and a couple dozen frys into 3 quart-sized disposable tupperware--more wide than tall (5"x8"x3"). The plan was to hand them over to someone today, but they never showed, but will be by in about 12 hours to get them. I'd rather not put the fish back in the tank and rescoop them tomorrow because I'm painfully slow at it. I can chase those buggers around all day and never get them.
Right now the lids are off (I'll only put it on when the person comes to collect them) and they're covered with screen door mesh to stop them from jumping out but to still allow gas exchange with the air (it doesn't actually touch the water though, and I'd be worried about what's on the mesh if I used it that way). Will they be happy over the night? My main tank doesn't use a system that I can just drop in to aerate it--is there any kludge I can use? How much effect will gently stirring the water provide?
(If you tell me to put the fish back in the tank, I will do it. But I'd like options to avoid that)