Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Knoxville Tennessee
Thanks everyone for your comments. I wanted to share a trick I learned today...
I am still feeding Micro Worms to the fry as well as chopped frozen(thawed) brine shrimp. and they started eating the brine shrimp .
Step 1; add a little water and 1 or 2 frozen cubes to a blender or electric food chopper(I added them frozen)
Step 2; Add a little of the mixture to the tank directly under where the water falls back into the tank from the filter.
Step 3; wait about 10 minutes then add the micro worms for any of the fry that didn't eat the shrimp.
Keep the shrimp mix refridgerated and discard after 24 hours, or refreeze the mixture(thaw completely before use)
This works well because the water from the filter moves the shrimp pieces around the tank so they stay floating around for more time than if you added them and they sank to the bottom.
The chopped brine shrimp pieces are different sizes, so the bigger fish can eat as well as the smaller fry. The pieces are bigger than Micro worms, but still small enough to fit in the fry's mouth.
I fed the fry this mixture in the morning before I added MW, so that being hungry they might try the brine shrimp. I added the MW after 10 minutes there were still some pieces of shrimp floating around when I added the MW, I wanted to confuse the fry a bit so they might accidentaly try the shrimp.lol. It seemed to work well. I know there were some fry that did not eat the shrimp but I knew they would eat the MW.
I did this a second time tonight and had the same reaction. I think I am going to add 1 cube of bloodworms next week to the food chopper with the shrimp to give them more nutrients. I will let you all know how it goes.
NOTE: My fry are 3 weeks old, If you are going to breed make sure you feed live food first, or your fry will die, I am still feeding Micro Worms, this is just a experiment to see if the fry would eat the shrimp!!!