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Old 11-26-2010, 09:02 PM   #1 
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Red face Fry Food at ? Weeks

Could someone fill in this thing for me? I'm not sure as to when I can feed what. (I do NOT want to feed foods other then this!)

Infusoria: ? days - ? days

Live baby brine shrimp: ? wks- ? wks

Freeze dried baby brine shrimp: ? wks- ? wks

Freeze dried brine shrimp: ? wks- ? wks

Adult Food ( pellets & freeze dried blood worms): ? wks

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Old 11-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #2 
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Counting from free swimming:
Infusoria: day 1 - day 5
Live BBS: day 2 - day 14 (some feed til 3 weeks)
FDBBS: live and freeze dried are the same size, so it's the same as live.
Instead of freeze dried, freezed only is better and live is best.
FDBS : Never used nor even seen them. So I don't know their size. Just
approximate the size of food to the size of mouth.
Pellets/FDBW: I usually feed adult food when fry reach 1.5 - 2 cm which is
about 1.5 - 2 months. Chop long foods (blood worm, etc) to avoid
choking the smaller fry.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #3 
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Could someone fill in this thing for me? I'm not sure as to when I can feed what. (I do NOT want to feed foods other then this!)

Infusoria: ? days - ? days

Live baby brine shrimp: ? wks- ? wks

Freeze dried baby brine shrimp: ? wks- ? wks

Freeze dried brine shrimp: ? wks- ? wks

Adult Food ( pellets & freeze dried blood worms): ? wks

Thank You! <3
Depends on the indiviual spawn. You should invest in a microworm culture..they're easy and last forever with minimal care.

Infusoria can only be fed for the 1st week, culturing is difficult and just by having live plants in the tank dosen't guarentee it's there.

BBS are my staple diet of choice for my fry. I feed them from day one to adulthood (especially in my conditioning period). Hatching is usually reliable but not always...another reason why a microworm culture is important (micros are bigger than you think and even adults can eat them).

Freeze dried foods should be avoided until adulthood. I begin feeding frozen bloodworms (not chopped up, fry will eat them whole) and frozen BBS.

Adult food should be crushed up into very fine powder and fed at around the one month mark (I reccomend starving the fry for a day or two and then they'll eat it).

Remember development is temperature and water dependent, 90% water changes and temps in the high eighties will get your fry to grow faster. This will speed up the process of what they can eat and when.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:02 PM   #4 
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Infusoria IMO are only good for the first couple of days unless you actually culture it. I'd either start off with MW or VE then go to BBS at two weeks. Feed BBS until 6-8weeks and then start incorporating dry food like NLS Growth or crushed bigger pellets.

Stay away from anything freeze dried because it basically has no nutritional value so it's not good to feed growing fry.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:16 PM   #5 
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kk- so If I replace freeze dried w/ frozen were good?
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:28 PM   #6 
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Yup yup yup! Frozen are the best IMO.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:52 PM   #7 
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Freeze dried can cause digestive problems so I would just go with frozen.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #8 
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purrrfect.
So here's my almost final draft of the feeding schedule (epecting of course every spawn will require some tweaking) Please fill in the last one.

Infusoria: day 1 - day 5
Live BBS: day 2 - day 14 (some feed til 3 weeks)
Frozen brine shrimp- ? - ?
Pellets/FDBW: when fry reach 1.5 - 2 cm
(Chop long foods (blood worm, etc) to avoid choking the smaller fry)
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:11 PM   #9 
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I still reccomend microworms, infusoria is more of a back up plan.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:12 PM   #10 
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I fed frozen bbs starting at week 2 and kept feeding it up to week 5, at week 5 I started mixing frozen bbs and frozen daphnia and at week 8 I started feeding only frozen daphnia and mixing in NLS Growth
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