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Old 06-11-2012, 02:31 PM   #1 
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Freeding fry tips?

How do you feed brine shrimp to fry without getting the shells inside with the shrimp, also has anybody here fed first bite to the fry yet?
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #2 
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The way I harvest and feed brine shrimp to Betta fry...

First-I remove the airstone in the BBS hatchery and let the BBS settle-you can use a flashlight and let it sit for about 5 min and the BBS will be drawn to the light too.

Once the BBS have gathered in one area-I will use airline hose and siphon them through a Brine shrimp net I have resting over an empty container to catch the water.

I pour this water back into the hatchery-Then I rinse the collected BBS under running water-I don't want any hatchery water in my fry tank.

I rinse that container and fill with like temp dechlorinated water to rest the brine shrimp net with the BBS-then I use an eyedropper to collect the BBS to target feed the Betta fry.

I only feed newly hatched BBS with their yolk sac intact to my Betta fry 3-4 weeks and younger- if BBS is the only live food source I am feeding to provide the most nutrition for the Betta fry.
Poor nutrition in the first month can result in mass die offs.....
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #3 
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Ok so i could feed it when the fry just hatched and could i also feed hikari first bite
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #4 
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U could but its just going to make a messy inside your tank
Baby betta a bit on the slow side
If it don't move it's not food to them
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #5 
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Live food is recommended for Betta fry whenever possible.

Anything else will probably sit on the bottom to turn into ammonia, toxic to the fry.

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Old 06-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #6 
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I fed the frys n they are eating and have big orange tummys
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #7 
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YAY!!! Great start for your fry.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #8 
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Pictures tell a thousand words!!!

Pictures please!

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #9 
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ill try to get pictures up, my camera isnt that good
Well they are 5 days old today, i see 1 runt in the group and i can see some tails already
Theres about 35 only because the male was a egg eater so i saved the remaining eggs and artifically hatched them
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