I forgot to say in my last post what I feed these fry. Finely crushed flakes. That is all. Easy peazy. I know live food and other things are recommended with fry, for various reasons. But since these babies were so unexpected, from the first day I've just been feeding them the crushed flakes and every single one has survived. They actually seem to multiply! And their colors are vivid, so I would say in most cases that you can get away with not taking a trip to the pet store for special food. They seem happy enough.