feeding fry

  1. fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

    The parents have the fry in a pyramid so I can't get to them to feed them. They just recently started swimming so when should I start to worry that they are not eating? I have tried crushing the food and putting it as close to the pyramid as possible but the parents either eat the food or bite me.

    Any suggestions?

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  2. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    The parents will make sure the fry get fed at this stage. As they get bigger, the fry will "hunt" for their own food in the substrate. At least that's what happens with mine.

    Hope this helps! I'm so excited for you on your convict spawn! These guys are a hoot to watch raising their fry.
  3. fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

    thanks. they are pretty crazy to watch.

    i have another question but it is off topic. i put TSS in my 20 gal and the readings are finally perfect. can i now do a water change and how much should i change?

    thanks again.
  4. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    What are your exact readings? I usually base my water changes on nitrate levels, but others may have other suggestions.
  5. fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

  6. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    25% should be good. That'll refresh the minerals in your water. Any more and you may risk losing your cycle.
  7. fishingman001 Well Known Member Member