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post #1 of 10 Old 08-12-2011, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
Platy baby food?

My platy had babies! I caught as many as I could see and have them hung in a net in the same tank.. (29 gallon)..that way they don't get eaten...What can I feed them though?

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-12-2011, 05:29 PM
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My platy had babies! I caught as many as I could see and have them hung in a net in the same tank.. (29 gallon)..that way they don't get eaten...What can I feed them though?
For the fry you can either grind up regular fish food so that it is real fine, or you can buy powdered food that is available to feed fry. If you grind up regular fish food make sure that you get it small enough so that the fry is able to eat it.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-12-2011, 10:56 PM
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Put your regular flake food in a plastic bag and roll it between your fingers for a good ten minutes.
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Thankyou.

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-13-2011, 10:53 AM
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I have some platy fry too - aren't they adorable? I've been feeding mine Hikari first bites that I got at Petco. It looks like powder but it's tiny granules that sink slowly.

So far, so good. The fry seem to love them. Good luck with your new fishies.

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-13-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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I have some platy fry too - aren't they adorable? I've been feeding mine Hikari first bites that I got at Petco. It looks like powder but it's tiny granules that sink slowly.

So far, so good. The fry seem to love them. Good luck with your new fishies.
Thanks!They really are adorable.I picked up some hikari first bites today at Petco. They really like it.

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My platy had babies! I caught as many as I could see and have them hung in a net in the same tank.. (29 gallon)..that way they don't get eaten...What can I feed them though?
As well as feeding them thoroughly ground up flake food, when they get a bit bigger, give them an occasional cooked pea, they love their veges.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-27-2011, 09:55 AM
Both suggestions (Hikari First Bites and crushed flake food) are good along with baby brine shrimp. As with adult fish, it's always good to alternate foods for more balanced nutrition.
Years ago, I hatched brine shrimp. Lately, I just buy frozen baby brine shrimp

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-27-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Both suggestions (Hikari First Bites and crushed flake food) are good along with baby brine shrimp. As with adult fish, it's always good to alternate foods for more balanced nutrition.
Years ago, I hatched brine shrimp. Lately, I just buy frozen baby brine shrimp
This is good to know! I seen a package the other day that was labeled baby brine shrimp and was curious what it was for..I didn't buy it..I usually buy the normal brine shrimp for my goby.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-27-2011, 11:21 AM
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Hmmmm... how about daphnia? I've got a bunch of it and it's a good size for those small little mouths.

I think I'll give the little cuties some tomorrow since they were already fed today.

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