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Old 07-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #1 
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ok one more about fry food

My last post was about feeding De-Shelled Non-Hatching Artemia Cysts to fry.

I would like to ask about "Hikari first bites" and "atisons betta starter"
are any or all of these good for raising newborn fry?

I want to avoid hatching baby brine shrimp if at all possible.

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #2 
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My fry never started to accept dry foods until they were about a month or so old. So if you DO use dry feed be prepared to switch to live food if they do not accept it.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #3 
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Any non-live foods can be slowly introduced as the fry mature. If you start out with non-live food expect to lose some fry.

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #4 
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I want to avoid hatching baby brine shrimp if at all possible.
Why is that? IMHO brine shrimp are a snap to hatch and maintain, and fry cannot get enough of them. It also helps them develop motor functions, as they "stalk" their prey.



Plus, nothing's more satisfying than a big orange belly full of shrimp!
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #5 
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I agree with KadenJames...baby brine shrimp really are easier to raise than it sounds, and the fish respond SO WELL to them. I thought I'd have more problems raising them than I did. Good luck!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #6 
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BBS, considering I was not planning on having babies ahem, I was worried it would be challanging but (knock on wood) I haven't had any problems with them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:04 PM   #7 
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BBS are a staple of most tropical fish fry. Why? Because if fed within 24 hours of hatching they are protein rich and really pack on the size for fry. Also its much easier to moniter if they are eating or not.
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