Yes Bluebell, they are - did I say that earlier in the post? And after a VERY long and exhausting day of netting, lowering water level, netting, netting - I have got over 150 I'm guessing. I believe there are about 8-10 left, but if they managed to evade me ALL DAY LONG, I believe they will survive just fine! They'll grow strong and healthy now with their own abilities.
So - that ordeal is over for now. Next time it will be when mom and dad spawn again (IF they get aggressive towards the kids then, if not, I'll leave them with mom and dad till it's time to move to the LFS).
Thanks everyone for your help!!