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Fertilizing a planted tank with fry present

Hi-I have a 20 gallon aquarium heavily planted. I have several pregnant fish and some fry in the tank. I want to fertilize my plants but I'm not sure if it is safe to do with the fry and moms to be. Thoughts?

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Assuming some moderation and not willy-nilly, I see no harm. I keep a group of mouthbrooders in my planted and see no harm when they hold the fry for 2-4 weeks before I move them out to another tank to release them. Ferts seem to matter little to them. But when I bring the females back to the CO2 enriched tank , they do struggle for a few hours. Nothing serious but they just look "down" for a while.
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