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post #1 of 10 Old 08-23-2012, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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my angels laid eggs now they are getting close to free swimming was wondering what i can feed them as i have no brine shrimp? any home remedies? any help would be appreciated thanks
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-23-2012, 04:24 AM
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I feed guppy fry with very fine flake, just break it up into tiny pieces in your fingers, should do the trick.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-23-2012, 12:42 PM
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You will have to get the food, whatever it is, into the shoal; the fry will not come to the surface to feed.

Newly-hatched brine shrimp is ideal for cichlids, and one can introduce finely ground flake food (soak it in water, then squirt it into the shoal with a baster or similar). They need several feedings a day.

There are Infusoria and "first foods" commercially available, I have never used these so can't offer any comments on their effectiveness.

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-23-2012, 05:35 PM
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the Hikari brand baby fish food worked amazing for my convict cichlids, and i asume it would work as well for angels. Just stir it into water and use a baster to squirt it onto the group of fish

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-23-2012, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for tips everyone, i was putting fine flakes in but a mate taught me how to make this egg mixture so using that n they love it
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-15-2013, 12:50 AM
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If you don't mind what is the egg mixture? I use a number of things and they all work well. I hatch my own brine shrimp and use a powder food called first bites. These are the two best that I have found.

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-15-2013, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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basically crack an egg in a container mix it up n freeze it n break off lil chunks to feed fry
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-15-2013, 02:58 PM
yay fry! share pictures :K
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-15-2013, 03:16 PM
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basically crack an egg in a container mix it up n freeze it n break off lil chunks to feed fry
Thank you I will have to try this.

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-15-2013, 07:21 PM
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it has been many years since I bred angel fish but I have seen frozen baby brine shrimp at pet stores just as they sell the standard frozen brine. I have had African cichlids fry and all I gave them was crushed up flake food. You can buy brine shrimp eggs and hatch them on your own. I did this and was not that hard. Angelfish are a beautiful species. Good luck with your babies.
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