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PostSubject: Brine shrimp   Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:32 am

Hi all, just for some knowledge, is it better to feed BN fry brine shrimp? or maybe even grow the brine shrimp and feed them to the bigger fish/fry. and what other foods do you recommend for fry apart from veg?

Thanks, any help appreciated

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PostSubject: Re: Brine shrimp   Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:29 pm

There is no need for brine shrimp, which are high in protein, they will eat most thing the parents eat, but cucumber is a good starter food. They are ravenous eaters so always make sure there is food available.
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PostSubject: Re: Brine shrimp   Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:46 pm

OK Jim, ill just stick to cucumber

Thanks for the help cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Brine shrimp   Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:13 am

Be careful of any protien food with bn fry, too much & they will bloat..Best not to take the risk ...Their intestines are not designed for protien, they have a long intestinal tract, designed for vegies, They have trouble digesting protiens..because of this...
You really should vary their diet, don't just feed cucumber, try the Hikari algae wafer, peas or beans, They love them...
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PostSubject: Re: Brine shrimp   Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:46 am

quote me if im wrong but cucumber contains nearly no nutrients same as feeding them lettuce.
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PostSubject: Re: Brine shrimp   Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:09 am

gully wrote:
quote me if im wrong but cucumber contains nearly no nutrients same as feeding them lettuce.

I agree with this statement. This is why Bn need variety such as the many fruits and vegetables listed in the "Feeding" section. Along with algae wafers, pleco logs and quality flake.

Cukes and zuccini are the most recommended foods for fry as they are easy for them to eat and keep their long digestive tracts flowing after they have consumed their eggsacs.

Been raising Bn for 6 months and so far they have thrived on variety.

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