Surprise Goldfish Fry!! Advice Needed

Fawkes21

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So I was cycling my new 9g fluval when lo and behold and I see little baby. I used filter media from my goldfish tank so he must be a stowaway

I have never dealt with fry and am keen to give this guy a chance! I see no fry anywhere in my 90g or 50 gallon so I suspect he is a lone survivor. He is the size of an eye lash

I have him in a little breeder box I made in my 50g.

I have a couple of qs!

I bought interpret liquifry for him as well as ocean nutrition instant baby brine. Are these foods OK?

I've added a heater to the 50 gallon to keep the temp constant.

What else can I do for this guy?

Thanks for any suggestions


Added some pics. Left is current set up
 
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Coradee

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Congrats on the fry, I’ve never raised goldfish from fry but hopefully members who have will chime in, hope he does well for you
 
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Fawkes21

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Coradee said:
Congrats on the fry, I’ve never raised goldfish from fry but hopefully members who have will chime in, hope he does well for you
Thanks

UnI has started again for me so I think my fish must have spawned then and I didn't notice!

I hope so too. I know there is a chance he won't make but I'm going to try my best. I now have the equipment for any other fry batches though

Even so small it's hard not to get attached

But it has been very exciting so I think will try a planned batch!
 

Hilo Bay

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Crushing any fish food you have into a powder also works for feeding fry.
 
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Fawkes21

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Hilo Bay said:
Crushing any fish food you have into a powder also works for feeding fry.
Thanks! I'll try that

So far I have interpret liquifry, ocean nutrition instant baby brine and repashy spawn and grow.

I saw it eat a food particle so it seems to be eating
 

robd123

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From what I know, goldfish fry at that size will eat mainly algae and thus most breeders I've seen on Youtube let it completely take over the tank (or at least one wall or section. When they get bigger I've seen people feed bloodworms or brine shrimp. Crushing some pellets might be good to give it a good start on nutrients.

Hope all goes well!
 
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Fawkes21

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robd123 said:
From what I know, goldfish fry at that size will eat mainly algae and thus most breeders I've seen on Youtube let it completely take over the tank (or at least one wall or section. When they get bigger I've seen people feed bloodworms or brine shrimp. Crushing some pellets might be good to give it a good start on nutrients.

Hope all goes well!
Thanks!

I have algae growing in there and I'm feeding it instant baby brine shrimps

He's about 1 week 2 days old now and he's put weight and size, so all good so far
 

Guanchy

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how is the baby doing?
 
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Fawkes21

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Guanchy said:
how is the baby doing?
He's ok!

He's 1 month old now and in his own 5 gallon with a 50 gallon filter (my only spare lol) . Eating pellet food like the rest of my fish and I'm doing daily water changes as well

Have quite high nitrates in my tap water that I was worried would harm him but he seems OK. Setting up an ro unit this week as well which should make things easier maintenance wise
 

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