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post #1 of 3 Old 08-22-2010, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Fry/Breeding Foods

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
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- Spirulina Powder +

CONDITIONING FOOD

Live
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.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-22-2010, 01:45 PM
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commercial liquid fry food
commercial powdered fry food(only made by hikari I believe)
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commercial liquid fry food
commercial powdered fry food(only made by hikari I believe)
Any Idea what goes into the powdered food? Sounds like flake powder which everyone does but it's not nutritious at all. It's like eating fish flavored paper. Powdered food can easily be made at home with food that you use to feed your bigger fish.

Whey is 100% protein and is an awesome micro food for fry. Sometimes you may find health foods that come in a powdered form to mix with milk and stuff (Powdered baby food). These are Ideal if you just happen to see fry in your tank without intending on breeding.

Has anyone tried powdering commercial freeze dried blood worms or blood worm flakes? Sounds like a good idea to try this.

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2 X Platinum Polypterus
2 X Apistogramma Cacatuoides (Orange Flash)
2 X Apistogramma Cacatuoides (Sunburst)
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1 X Custom Strain Guppy
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