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Old 11-24-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Guppy fry food

Last night I walked out to the living room and saw my guppies eating something. I then noticed a tiiiiny little fry swimming to the plant. I was able to save 5 of them. My problem now is I haven't been able to find an lfs with baby brine shrimp. Are the fry able to eat finely powdered adult brine shrimp or even crushed flake food?

Here's a pic of the ittle guys in a home made breeder tank inside my 29g. I tried feeding some crushed flakes last night since it was already 11pm and I couldn't go out for shrimp.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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Your Guppy Fry

Good morning Star and congrats...

I have Fancy Guppy tanks and have fry all the time. The key to a high fry survival rate is to start feeding all the fish a little more often. I keep all my Fancy Guppies together and when I see fry in the tank, I start feeding all the fish every few hours.

I've found that well fed adult fish will seldom bother the fry. For food, I keep several different kinds of flakes and freeze dried foods. Just put a few kinds in a small sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to crush the food into a powder.

You can feed that to all the fish. I also include some frozen brine shimp. Just cut the cubes into small pieces and drop them into the tank. The fish will also eat algae wafers. Just a combination of several foods is all they need.

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Old 11-24-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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I just feed my fry finely crushed flake food. They seem to do fine with it and my guppy fry always seem to grow faster than my platy fry.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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They're poopin, must mean they're eating. lol Thanks guys! I hope these guys grow fast and can rejoin their parents soon.
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Guppy fry are pretty large when they are born, at least compared to similarly sized egglayer's fry. As mentioned, they can eat crushed flake just fine, that's what I usually feed mine as well.
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Update!! The first group of fry are big enough to be with their parents now. The second female guppy just dropped her fry. I only found 5.
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Aww they're so tiny and cute!
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Update on this batch of guppies. One of them just had 15 fry!
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U could try micro pellets that's what I bought for when my platy fry show up
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