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post #1 of 4 Old 10-14-2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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What do feed dwarf gourami fry?

Mine have spawned over a dozen times (mostly limited to three sesions), but all my attempts at feeding them have failed... Any ideas?

I tried "old water" from a bucket of leaves kept outside, homemade gelatin food, and spirulina powder..
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-16-2012, 12:54 PM
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I went to the LFS and bought Nutrafin Max baby fish food for my fry. Have you tried that?
I have heard that very frequent water changes, DAILY, will have them growing much faster than left to a normal water change regime.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-16-2012, 03:27 PM
I just spawned these for the first time. I have wigglers atm and was gonna give a shot feeding infusoria for a first food. Mine are in a 15 gallon soil tank with just the male right now heated to 84 with plants and lots of oak leaves. A bubbler but no filtration. My plan was to pull the male in a few days. Probably isolate the nest with a plastic container for a couple days after that. I won't be surprised if they all die lol. Spawning isn't the challenge its the fry to juvie part I suck at.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-16-2012, 09:54 PM
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I don't have any experience with gourami fry myself but I've used numerous foods on different species of fry in the past and I've had luck in keeping a majority of them (You win some and you lose some)

I've used:

Hikari first bites (It's a food that's ground perfectly and sinks slowly)
Crushed flakes
And recently I started using live baby brine to feed my peacock fry.

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65G FW Mbuna tank
50G FW Mixed Cichlid
33G Reef Tank
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