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Old 11-15-2013, 04:33 PM   #31 
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I knew there was a problem with the micro worms but was unsure of the details.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #32 
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Most fry won't touch fry powder(first bites) but you might get lucky. Wet the powder before you put it in. That way it doesn't spread way out and make a mess. Some breeders feed egg yolk with good results. Any foods like that have to be removed in about an hour if uneaten or your water will foul up fast. You won't need a pellet for a few months. BBS are really good. Make sure you know how to hatch them. I'd practice. You have to make fresh BBS every day because they aren't any good after about 12 hours. They take 16-24 hours to hatch. BBS are very easy to overfeed and cause swim bladder problems though.

If you are able to get some plants you can grow infusoria and really give your fry an advantage. If you plan on using a plastic container just put plants in and light over the container for 3-4 days. Infusoria are the tiny tiny critters that live in water around plants-they hitch-hike in with the plants. They will grow and multiply under good light and even better if you have some spirulina or alfalfa powder. I just have that stuff because I take those supplements so you don't need to run out and buy that. A smashed up algae wafer or some crushed up grass smashed around and squeezed out in the spawn tub would work too. The teeny plant material feeds the infusoria and the fry eat the infusoria for up to 3 days or so after hatching.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #33 
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Make sure your BBS are alive! Fry won't touch frozen ones.. good luck!
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #34 
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Thank you for all of your advise!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #35 
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Welcome I'm always there to help!
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #36 
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Actually as long as he has a bubble nest it's ok if he needs more bubbles he can make them or at least that's what I read on another thread
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #37 
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Oops sorry I posted in the wrong thread? How lol
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:37 AM   #38 
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lol No worries.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:38 PM   #39 
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My last spawn of Mahachaiensis got no Micros, just BBS and Vinegar Eels, they grew faster than any of my other spawns that did get Micros.
They got BBS and eels from day 3, plus Infusoria.
I had no problems with them eating mostly BBS.
I am going to be breeding my Opaque HMPKs in about a week, I will see how they do without Micros.
Like anything else in breeding, it is a personal choice.
Someone else here fed BBS from day 3 and said they get really good growth.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:41 AM   #40 
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I also found my spawn that had mw to start also grew slower than my 3 day to bbs spawn. I have no idea why.
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