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Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 AM   #31 
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I usually wait until the fry are exactly 1 week old, but others wait til they are 5 days old and some even start feeding now.

I would suggest 5 days old because starting early will give them a chance to get used to the idea of that being their food. I feed a week after hatching because it's just what works for me.

Also don't worry if they don't just jump on the first sight of food because it takes a few feedings for them to realize its food and get used to it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #32 
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You can wait up to three days, with that size of a spawn I wouldn't wait much more. I've heard of some people waiting a week but IMO thats too long
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:36 AM   #33 
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If you have tons of live plants, and a smallish spawn you could leave them longer, but usually a couple days is all you need to wait Mine ended up feeding on daphnia and such that was already in the tank
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #34 
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I usually wait until my fry are 5 days old. Whatever works for you is what you should do.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #35 
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I gave them just a taste for the first few days of both mw, and bbs. If you watch them carefully you can tell if they are eating it or not.

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Old 05-30-2012, 11:28 PM   #36 
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The fries are starting to swim in the middle level of the water column,

so should I feed them once they start swimming at the bottom?
right now they are totally ignoring the Micro worms



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I gave them just a taste for the first few days of both mw, and bbs. If you watch them carefully you can tell if they are eating it or not.

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so hard to tell when they are so small><

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Old 05-30-2012, 11:32 PM   #37 
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wait until tomorrow and try a bit again. Don't give too much as you'll foul the water...

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wait until tomorrow and try a bit again. Don't give too much as you'll foul the water...

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a few of the fry are poking around at the microworm on the bottom now, but the majority of the batch are still wondering around in the upper to middle region.

I will try again tomorrow then :P
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That's normal, you just have to give them a chance to realize its food.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #40 
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