How to feed fry?

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Anji13, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. A

    Anji13 Valued Member Member

    Yayyy.. Finally.. My guppy is giving birth to fry.. :)

    How to feed them? They are too tiny to eat flakes..
  2. DrSahl

    DrSahl Valued Member Member

    I can't say for sure with your gubby, but I used to smolder the flakes between my fingers (so it gets very fine) almost like dust and then feed them with that. You should do that after you already fed your other fish normaly.

    But again I am no expert so hopefully someone else will come here with and make sure what you can do :D
  3. Gekco

    Gekco Well Known Member Member

    I use Hikari First Bites to feed my fry.

  4. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I have found that feeding fry live brine shrimp is best for them.

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  5. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I use flakes crushed into powder, haven't had any problems with it.

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  6. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    Coffee grinders work well for this.

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  7. mobaby1231

    mobaby1231 New Member Member

    Crushing flakes works very well, but I have found that if there are no older babies with them, to show them that the little things floating above are food, they tend to take a while to readily eat it.
    Freshly hatched brine shrimp are perfect for newborns, when the baby shrimp swim in front of them they instinctively eat them, and they will soon learn, when you come near the tank that means food !
    Good luck! :)
  8. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I always sink some for the little guys, it seems to take fry a few days to figure out how to eat off the surface.

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  9. shadowfish

    shadowfish Well Known Member Member

    i use powdered flake food and never had any problems with the fry not eating it right away.
  10. Sarcasm Included

    Sarcasm Included Well Known Member Member

    Golden pearls or micron is really good for fry, but fresh hatched bbs should also be fed.
  11. lily potter1223

    lily potter1223 Valued Member Member

    My personal favourite is newly hatched brine shrimp, but make sure you rinse them well... some of my guppies got sick afterwards when I didn't rinse them.
  12. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    I've used New Life spectrum growth formula for 10+ batches of fry! It's a powder so you only need a little. A 50 gram container lasts YEARS and it doesn't foul up the water like flakes will.
  13. Jsigmo

    Jsigmo Well Known Member Member

    There's always the yolk of a hard boiled egg.

    Get a freshly hard boiled egg.

    Slice it in half, exposing the yolk.

    Take a teaspoon or so of the yolk, and mix it with an ounce or two of dechlorinated water. I've used a blender to really whizz it all together so the particles are tiny.

    Eat the rest of the egg. :)

    Put the "soup" in a small sealable jar or container and keep it in the fridge. It's good for a couple of days, then throw it out and start over.

    To feed, take the container out of the fridge and shake it up vigorously, then use an eyedropper to put a few drops in the tank.

    The fry go nuts for it. And their little bellies turn yellow from it!

    It's worked like a charm for me.

    Then take flake food or any other good fish food and grind it very fine. A mortar and pestle will really do a number on it.

    I mixed up a batch of finely powdered food including flake food, shrimp pellets, algae wafers, and some veggie sticks. It's worked very well.

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