One of the aspects that is sometimes neglected within the aquarium, is the food for newborn fry.
Fingerlings cannot eat the same food as adults. The reasons are obvious from their size, but it must also be taken into account that the fry need a diet that is richer in protein , to facilitate their development.
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Types of fry food
Although in general all the fry can eat more or less the same , since the formulations are developed based on brine shrimp nauplii, it is necessary to distinguish between dry food and liquid food for fry.
Dry foods are microgranules or micro-flakes , while liquids are porridges, specially formulated for the fry of smaller fish.
Some manufacturers, especially sensitive to the needs of fish farmers, have specific formulations, such as guppy fry food or betta fry food.
The truth is that it is not necessary to complicate much,Any powdered food created for fingerlings will do.
If you look at what they contain, most of the fingerling food is made from freeze-dried brine shrimp nauplii.
Raising brine shrimp to feed fry
Another option available if you have space inside the house and time, is to raise your own brine shrimp with which you will feed your fry.
In this case, you will give them the newly hatched brine shrimp , which are the smallest version of brine shrimp that fry can eat.
I think that if you already have a brine shrimp hatchery at home, the option of not letting them grow and giving the brine shrimp nauplii to the fry is perfect, but setting up a brine shrimp hatchery for a few weeks is not worth it.
There are very good dry foods ready for fry, which provide them with all the nutrients they need, much more complete and if you hurry me “healthy” than just giving them brine shrimp nauplii.
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