My First Cichlid Fry Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Nomer Penaranda, May 21, 2018.

  1. Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    So I stripped my yellow lab and put the wigglers in the tumbler, I was just wondering if these little ones are ready to be put in a grow out tank? Its gonna be their own tank too
     

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  2. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubbleWell Known MemberMember

    Oh wow, he doesn't eat the babies?
     
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    Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    The babies are still in the tumbler
     




  4. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    They are ready to go into a grow out tank. Once he yolk sac is gone they will want to start eating.
     




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    Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    Sounds great thank you
     
  6. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to the sight Nomer, I'd say they are ready also, have you started hatching BBS yet? Or do you have something else to feed them?
     
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    Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    Right now Im gonna be using first bites, but i was looking into hatching bbs just doing more research on it, my first time having frys too hehe
     
  8. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    If brine shrimp are too much of a hassle I guarantee microworms will work just fine. Even prepared foods work fine, I've fed young Africans crushed flakes along with micro worms and sinking pellets. Once they figure out what food is they aren't too picky.
     
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    Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    Cool thanks man, my locale lfs hatches bbs ill look in to it, and thanks for the advice
     
  10. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    BBS is about as easy as it gets, you can start today and have shrimp tomorrow. What size tank are you going to use? I like a 5 gal. bare bottom with sponge filter to start with than go up from there, its easer to target feed and clean. Good luck with your fry.
     
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    Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    Well i dont have a 5gal I have a 29 but i didnt fill up the water all the way, thats my only extra tank, and it does have sponge filters and its bare bottom
     
  12. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    With that being the only tank I would put all the plants/moss or any other type of cover on one side that way hopefully they stay around the cover, it would make target feeding and cleaning easer.
     
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    Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    Cool thanks for the tip
     
  14. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    No problem that's what were here for, I still learn something new every day.
     
  15. NavyChief20

    NavyChief20Well Known MemberMember

    I'll shoot ya a little cichlid fry food tip. First off brine shrimp (live ones) are absolutely amazing as food for them. However, if you cant get a hold of that here is what works like nothin else. Get a coffee grinder, lil electric one from walmart ($9 ish). Take some flakes and some hikari gold and some dried river shimp and grind that up into a nice powder. Pop that into an old empty fish food container and you have instant fry food. My JD, GT, Convict, FM, and Pacu fry love it and talk about growth.
     
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    Nomer Penaranda

    Nomer PenarandaNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the advice chief ill try it out
     




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