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  1. aemaki09
    03-28-2013 12:49 AM - permalink
    aemaki09
    Congrats!
  2. alunjai
    03-27-2013 09:31 AM - permalink
    alunjai
    I threw in some crushed pellets/flakes and they're definitely feeding!! Yay!
  3. aemaki09
    03-27-2013 01:45 AM - permalink
    aemaki09
    No problem

    Goodluck with the weaning!
  4. alunjai
    03-26-2013 08:16 PM - permalink
    alunjai
    Ok, I will give that a go. Thanks!
  5. aemaki09
    03-26-2013 02:16 PM - permalink
    aemaki09
    Ehh, it'll take them a while to wean completely, you'll want to keep them on crushed pellets more than the adult brine, I'd do bbs in the afternoon crushed pellets at nooning and night to see if they will wean faster that way. I'm taking mine slow because I don't need to rush for anything, but you might want to just skip straight into the 2:1 pellets:bbs stage. You might lose some of the smaller ones from this, but its better than not having the majority weaned by the time you go on vacation.
  6. alunjai
    03-25-2013 07:42 PM - permalink
    alunjai
    I fed them live adult brine last night and they went for it with no problem. I also fed them bbs. This morning before work I left some crushed pellets... I hope they'll go for it.

    I'm going on holiday next week so won't be able to feed them bbs for a few days. I will ask someone to feed them crushed pellets whilst I'm gone. Hopefully they'll have weaned before then.
  7. aemaki09
    03-25-2013 01:59 PM - permalink
    aemaki09
    7 weeks is a good time to start weaning, but I would start with some crushed pellets. They have more nutrition in them than bloodworms....you could definitely try the adult brine too, but make sure you are feeding bbs at the same time so that if they havent got the idea of pellets yet they dont starve.
    Right now mine are on Microworms and getting NLS Small fish formula, MW's in the morning and before bed, the NLS around lunch....soon I'm going to make 2/3 meals NLS and then eventually all will be NLS.
  8. alunjai
    03-25-2013 12:46 AM - permalink
    alunjai
    Hi Aemaki,

    My fry are at 7 weeks old now and I was wondering if I could start feeding them other food besides bbs. I can get hold of brine shrimp and frozen blood worms. Will any of these be ok to feed at this stage?

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