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Old 05-22-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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How do you feed fry?

My convicts had fry about five days ago and I have no clue how to feed them.
I've read online that you just have to finely crush flakes up and feed it to them, but the fry are all the way at the bottom. If i put my hand down there I'm sure the father would run away, but the mother is willing to die for those babies and will attempt to bite me! D:

Nonetheless, my blood parrots eat EVERYTHING and because they're so big they dominate over all the food. My convicts won't even try to eat unless the blood parrots appear to be returning to their spot. Now that I think of it, the one thing the mother convict is afraid of is the male blood parrot, so perhaps if I dress up like him I can feed her babies?
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just use a syringe with a piece of airline tubing on the end. that's how i get food down to my fry
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Very similar, I use a long piece of quarter inch clear vinyl tubing with a very small funnel on top to drop my food down.
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Thanks guys! Right now I'm using a half inch tubing to get the food down there. I've moved about 15 of them in my net breeder which helps a lot too!
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i just premix any powder/flakes/microworms in a cup of water and then dump it in, it goes down there.
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