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PostSubject: Feeding fry   Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:39 am

Hi all ive just had my 1st ever batch of fry and im wondering how often and what is the best thing to feed them on as i dont have any alge in the tank
the lights a on for 6hrs a day should i make this longer to aid alge growth
i do at present put in cucumber and alge waffers in every 3 days (is this enough??)
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:44 am

Yep sounds about right. Cucumber n algae wafers is all I feed my fry

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:02 am

is the feed timing ok also the lighting times
how often is it best to change the water
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:11 am

Waterchange 15% twice a week is sufficient. I leave my blinds open so my tanks get sunlight so I don't use aquarium lights. But 6 hours should be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:42 am

When I have fry I add fresh zucchini every day as well as rocks from other tanks with algae on it. Usually they are in a barebottom tank so it is easy to siphon poop as well as old food out every day. then I replace the water siphoned out Smile I change some water every day. I'm a water change fanatic Laughing

If their spawning frequently I keep a tank outside with water and flat rocks so algae will grow on the rocks. Here's an idea of what I mean Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:03 am

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When I have fry I add fresh zucchini every day as well as rocks from other tanks with algae on it. Usually they are in a barebottom tank so it is easy to siphon poop as well as old food out every day. then I replace the water siphoned out Smile I change some water every day. I'm a water change fanatic Laughing

If their spawning frequently I keep a tank outside with water and flat rocks so algae will grow on the rocks. Here's an idea of what I mean Smile



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I think this is a great idea...... Good Job
You cant beat Natural Algae................

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Congartulations on your 1st batch of fry Good Job

I fed my first ever batch on lettuce, nowadays I feed cucumber for the first few days and then start adding harder veg and wafers as they develop.

Great idea from Carol about the algae Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:22 am

Hello, congrats on the spawn. How are they going?

I thought I would just say how I raise my fry, there is many feeding methods, times, amounts etc.

I work on the idea that all baby life needs to grow as fast and as strong as they can to survive and so I blanch zucchini and or pumpkin each night (sometimes every second night if I'm busy) and of course ensure nothing is left in the tank over 24 hours and in the morning I feed the fry algea wafers. This also means that water changes are very frequent ( 10% a day)

Not sure how everybody else does it but it works for my fry.

I hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding fry   Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:55 pm

Hi just an up date the fry are doing ok i have now had a 2nd batch come out and there are eggs in the cave again looks like i will be getting over run with them
That said they dont seem to be growing on very well whats sies should they be at 2months 3 months ect

is there a food that can be bought that help make the parents stronger and healthier ???
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