There were fry in the aquarium? What food to choose in the early days?
In the life of every aquarist there comes a happy moment when fry appear in the aquarium. Be it fry of viviparous fish that are born ready for adult life, for example, fry of guppies, molines and swordsmen. Or fry, hatched from caviar, like a zebrafish or scalar.
So what kind of food to use on the first day of life?
There are many different options than to feed the newborns in the aquarium. Someone grows up small microorganisms, the so-called “live dust”. Someone is preparing dry food himself, grinding it into dust from feed for adult fish. But that and the other option has disadvantages. In the first case - this is the time and smell in the house. In the second - the wrong composition of food for fry.
Experimenting with different feeding schemes for the fry, I settled on one of them. This scheme works for me on 100%. In the first days of feeding using food Sera Micron. Then I switch to live artemia (brine shrimp), grown at home. Without live brine shrimp (artemia), it is almost impossible to grow fish of some species of fish.
How to grow live artemia?
Why I choose Sera Micron?
Sera Micron - perfectly balanced feed not only for fry. But due to its composition, uneaten remains will be actively consumed by infusoria (Ciliophora). Or, as they are called - "living dust." Which serves as an excellent additional live food for fry. However, it does not need to be grown separately, which helps to avoid a specific odor in the house. And this food does not spoil the water in the aquarium with the fry. Yes, the water will turn green, but this is thanks to the spirulina microalga, in its composition.
It is even used to feed live Artemia crustaceans, which themselves serve as excellent food for fish.
Advice! The best way to kill your fry is to start feeding them with the usual egg yolk from a boiled egg. Yes, they will eat it, but the fact is that the egg yolk spoils water very badly. Water substitution will have to be done after each feeding. And it's not a fact that substitutions help. I never use it at all. And why, when there are many fodders specially designed for fish and fry. Egg yolk - the last century in aquariums!
Fry food Sera Micron. "Secret" composition.
What makes this food so perfect?
The composition of the feed selected ingredients, which fry usually feed in natural conditions.
First, the feed contains 50% spirulina.
Spirulina - one of the varieties of blue-green algae, which contains 65% protein in its composition! A record number! And also is a source of iron and vitamins of group B.
The feed also contains 16% krill, which is also a valuable source of protein, which is necessary for the rapid growth of fry.
Krill - the general name of small marine crustaceans, the meat of which is rich in amino acids, vitamins and trace elements.
Other useful ingredients in the composition of the feed:
- Fish flour
- Wheat flour
- alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
- Algae Gematococus
- Brewer's yeast
- Marine Algae
- Omega 3 from the liver of fish (34%)
- Modified egg yolk
- Green mussels
Fry food Sera Micron. How to feed? My experience.
In the first days of their lives, fry need very good nutrition. But since they are not very fast yet and they have not had time to develop hunting instincts, they should bring the food straight to the mouth. In other words, they just have to swim in the feed cloud. And if you just put food in an aquarium, it will simply float on the surface and the fry will remain hungry.
To deliver it to the fry, I use a special siphon with a rubber bulb. If this is not the case, then an ordinary plastic medical syringe will do.
Dilute food in a plastic cup, add a drop of vitamins, pick up a syringe and squeeze it directly into a flock of fry. To stimulate hunting instincts in fry, feed can be sent to the filter jet. So it will look more alive.
When the fry will become active, small snails or shrimps can be planted in the aquarium. They will be happy to eat the remnants of food.
Try, feed and fry will delight you with their beauty and health!
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