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Old 06-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #1 
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Question BBS Question.

Alright, this is my first time dealing with BBS-- I know how to hatch/harvest, but when should I start the first batch? My pair spawned yesterday, so hopefully I'll have wigglers by tomorrow.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #2 
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When the fry hatch :)
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:41 PM   #3 
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When the fry hatch :)
That's what I thought, thanks! Also, they will be fine for a first food right?
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #4 
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In my past experience, newly hatched brine shrimp are too big for a lot of my fry, maybe the brand I buy is just different. Anyways, I always start my fry on infusoria for the first 5 days to a week, then move on to microworms until 2 weeks, then I feed the brine shrimp. Every spawn is different, but that's usually how it goes.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:29 AM   #5 
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Give fry at least 3 days after free swimming before you feed them BBS. Though many local breeders feed BBS since they begin to swim free, some less aggressive fry might not eat them.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:19 AM   #6 
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Cool

I put just a few when they are free swimming. Only some of the fry will even be able to fit them into their mouth. I also put a few Micro worms. They won't need much as they are still sorta disorientated and they also will be eating the infusoria in the tank. Watch them and you'll know when they are eating and when they are not...

It is important not to overfeed at this point, as it is very difficult to vacuum the bottom when they are that small as you can barely see them.

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