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Joe1985 08-23-2012 01:42 AM

angelfish fry
 
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

TomGarrod 08-23-2012 03:24 AM

I feed guppy fry with very fine flake, just break it up into tiny pieces in your fingers, should do the trick.

Byron 08-23-2012 11:42 AM

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.

Byron.

teddyzaper 08-23-2012 04:35 PM

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

Joe1985 08-23-2012 10:54 PM

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

AngelKeeper12 01-14-2013 11:50 PM

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.

Joe1985 01-15-2013 01:57 AM

basically crack an egg in a container mix it up n freeze it n break off lil chunks to feed fry

djembekah 01-15-2013 01:58 PM

yay fry! share pictures :K

AngelKeeper12 01-15-2013 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe1985 (Post 1391344)
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.

klim123 01-15-2013 06:21 PM

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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