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Ram Fry Problems

Hi All

Im looking for suggestions and info on raising Ram fry successfully. :)

I had a spawn that I hatched artificially but all fry died progressively
over the first 6 days.  They never seemed to truly develop into free
swimming fry, staying on the bottom of the fry tank.

I saw a previous article about belly sliders and was wondering if this
is what happened and what to do to prevent this.

My current routine with the spawn is to :
- - setup a 5 gal tank with water from the parents tank, (ph 6.4, 50ppm
- - move the rock with the eggs on it into the tank - carefully not
exposing them to air
- - i set up a sponge with a airstone thru it as a primitive sponge filter
and but otherwise run a bare tank - the sponge comes out of a
established tank
- - place eggs near air stone to get a water current over them
- - add some fungicide

Has anyone got any suggestions about doing water changes?
In such a small volume I am a bit cautious?  Should I leave the water
untouched for say 10 days, change every day, or something inbetween

If babies die, how do you remove them from the tank to prevent further

Any suggestions would be appreciated,