Thank you both for the quick reply. The tank has been heavily planted and cycling for 2 years now.
Couple more questions:
Water changes - daily or more than 1x per day?
Filter- should I drop a charcol filter in (pull my bioballs out and just float in tank while charcoal filter is in)?
You said add more PRIME. If I use more will the PRIME hurt the fish?
Should I add an air stone back in to agitate the water more?
For the past several months, our plecos and platty have been breeding very well. It has been great for my kids to learn about them and they do water testing every few days and take behavioral notes daily.
We donate the babies to Petco who adopts them back out (proceeds to PetCo charities).
We have been fine until last night. I did stir up the gravel more than normal when planting so I'm guessing that is what did it.
Current Tank mates:
7 neon tetras
2 adult dwarf Corey catfish
1 small adult male hifin platy
1 small adult male longfin sword
2 large adult platty female (1hifin, 1 regular) (babies from these moms below)
4 juvenal female hifin platy
1 small adult platty hifin female
2 adult bristle nose plecos (their babies
3 - 6mo baby bristle nose plecos
4 - 4mo baby bristle nose plecos
4 - 2 mo baby bristle nose plecos
4 - 1mo baby bristle nose plecos
? - daddy is guarding baby bristle nose plecos nest