A finished cycle is great, but the process of establishing one is bad. By doing less that 100% changes ammonia builds up, but because the changes are still pretty large, it hold the cycle in limbo. Increasing ammonia, but not bacteria. To cycle, you need a filter were bacteria can be housed and grow, jars won't have this. SO you must do 100% changes when ammonia is present. Amounts as low as .25 change damage their developing organs and finage.
It's basically like this (I know your numbers won't be exactly like this, but this is an easy example to show build up). If you only change 50% of the water, 50% is still left and is likely saturated with ammonia. If you had a reading of 1ppm, you still have a reading of .5 after a water change. Then you add a weeks worth (1ppm) to that .5 and you get 1.5ppm with 50% change you get about .75 left on week 2. Then by week three you have 1.75ppm, with a 50% change bringing it down to .88. The next week the total after a water change would be .94! In only a month it has built to be almost 1ppm! The line I consider deadly to fish.
Changing 75% every other day will delay the process greatly, but will likely still expose the fry to trace amounts. I would do daily 75% changes for the next week (as long as the ammonia tests 0 daily.) Doing them daily will greatly reduce build up, but still won't eliminate it completely. With another week under their belt, those fry should be okay with 100% changes as long as the water is aged and the same temperature they were in previously.