Since so many of us have a keen interest in breeding, I thought it might be good to have a dedicated page for fry/breeding food, alternate foods and successfully used conditioning foods for a particular species of fish.
FRY FOOD RED COLOR
indicates emergency (unexpected fry) and BLUE
indicates alternative food. + indicates that food can be fed to egg hatched fry.
- Infusoria (Green water)
- Brine Shrimp +
- Egg yolk
- Commercial Liquid fry foods +
- Micro Worms + - Newly hatched and day old mosquito larvae +
- Whey powder +
- Spirulina Powder
Blood Worms - Basic Conditioning food for all breeding fish. Frozen type is not as effective. Live
Earth Worms - Alternative Conditioning food for larger fish Live
Mosquito Larvae - Ideal for predatory fish. Successful with Bettas and Angelfish. Ox Heart
- Ideal for Discus and Angelfish but can be used for other fish within their size range. Spirulina Sticks
- Ideal for Ancistrus and Plecostomus. Can be supplemented with frozen bloodworms. Live Feeder fish
(Mollies, guppies, goldfish)- Should only be fed as a conditioner if the fish is on a flake and pellet diet. Adult Live Brine Shrimp -
Second best to live mosquito larvae.
Feel free to add to the list. Commercial products should not be added by brand but rather the type of food. Example : Freeze Dried Shrimp instead of SuperFish Freeze Dried Shrimp.
Also indicate what fish the food was successful with.