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Old 01-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #1 
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Microworms or Babybrine shrimp

Im not sure what to feed the frys if i decide to breed.
Should i use the instant microworms or babybrine shrimp?
Answer please
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #2 
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Personally, I feed mainly newly hatched BBS with their yolk sac intact to my Betta fry for the first 3-4 weeks-more or less. I keep two hatcheries going 24h apart. Along with the live foods that naturally colonize in my systems since I use a more natural method to spawn.

The more varied the diet the better IMO/E-I would have both to offer the fry....microworm culture and BBS hatchery. You can also start other cultures to use.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #3 
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Has anyone here ever raised their fry on BBS alone? I am tempted to try this and not use any other food other than BBS.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:32 AM   #4 
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You can but a lot of your fry will suffer from swim bladder disorder.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #5 
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I've been feeding my fry's for 4 week straight on newly hatch bbs only and they seem to be okay. I just started to feed them decap bbs.
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I've been feeding my fry's for 4 week straight on newly hatch bbs only and they seem to be okay. I just started to feed them decap bbs.
What is decap BBS??
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #7 
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You can but a lot of your fry will suffer from swim bladder disorder.
i see this opinion alot... that too much bbs will cause sbd. do you know this for sure. i mean have you split up a spawn and fed one tank exclusively bbs and the other a mixed diet or no bbs?

im not trying to be rude, i just want someone to verify this with actual proof. ill probably try to prove or disprove this myself oneday.
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This is scaring me a little. So now I want to know what "instant microworms" are? Is this a kit?
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #9 
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i see this opinion alot... that too much bbs will cause sbd. do you know this for sure. i mean have you split up a spawn and fed one tank exclusively bbs and the other a mixed diet or no bbs?

im not trying to be rude, i just want someone to verify this with actual proof. ill probably try to prove or disprove this myself oneday.
BBS is all I have fed for years without any problems and I over feed I have to admit-I do try to feed just the newly hatched BBS with their yolk sac intact for the first month or so and why I always have 2 hatcheries going 24h apart.

The only buoyancy issues I see in my fry are related to deformities with the doubletails.

I see that opinion a lot too and I often wonder if maybe other factors are at play and not just the BBS alone...
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #10 
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Um, I think that "instant microworms" refers to the fact that microworms require no work, and bbs must be constantly hatched. It old be a very interesting experiment though! And if you can get both, do it. You will see better results on a varied diet. Ps what is IMO?
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