First Fry Food

NewbieFishGuy

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My A. cacatuoides pair had their first spawn about two weeks ago. I noticed the fry free swimming a week ago. There were maybe 40-50 the first day but as of today at the one week mark, theres maybe 10-15 I can see. I think this is because I only offered very fine, crushed up flake food and cichlid pellets. I wasn't exactly prepared for the spawn so I don't have any BBS ready which I'll be getting the eggs whenever they get shipped. I do have access to a microworm culture but I'm curious if microworms are too big to feed newborn apisto fry?

TL;DR: Are microworms too big for newly born apisto fry?
 

Mick Frost

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They should be able to survive on infusorium until they're big enough for microworms, but it's more of a natural "survival of the fittest" approach. Ground freeze-dried Krill is my usual backup.
 
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