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post #1 of 8 Old 03-25-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question Whats the best food for livebearer fry

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i have about 20- three week old guppies
i have been feeding them on finely powdered nutrafin max tropical fish food what would be the next best food for to give them ? They all seem very healthy so far.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-25-2013, 04:02 PM
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what you are doing is fine
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Agree. Good quality flake foods are very nutritious, and livebearer fry are usually greedy eaters.

I personally have switched to mainly New Spectrum flake and pellet foods, with some Omega One and Hikari. I still use the Nutrafin Max sinking pellet food as the corys and loaches seem to really like this.

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-25-2013, 07:28 PM
I heard that home bred BBS are the "ultimate" food for guppy fry.
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I personally have switched to mainly New Spectrum flake and pellet foods, with some Omega One and Hikari. I still use the Nutrafin Max sinking pellet food as the corys and loaches seem to really like this.

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i used to use omega one but recently switched to tetraMin, what do u think is better?

probably both equally as good?
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i used to use omega one but recently switched to tetraMin, what do u think is better?

probably both equally as good?
I base my use on what other members here have posted, and in past threads the New Life Spectrum, Hikari and Omega One always had top billing. Some say NLS is sufficient on its own. I use the other two simply because they provide some type that is unique. I like the Omega shrimp pellets that sink for catfish and loaches, for example. And the Hikari mini floating pellets seem more palatable to my fish than the NLS that sink faster.

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Hikari First Bites

it's a very fine powder. costs about $5 or less for a pouch of it. i had platy fry and they loved it.


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Hikari First Bites

it's a very fine powder. costs about $5 or less for a pouch of it. i had platy fry and they loved it.
I like the First Bites too and also fed baby brine shrimp.

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