Originally Posted by Joostrom
My betta fry have just hatched a few days ago and I have tried to feed them but I'm not sure if they are eating! I'm feeding them instant brine shrimp. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had any successes with this product??
I usually use newly hatched Brine Shrimp that I hatch out myself. It's easy and doesn't take a lot of effort. (Also, the movement of the shrimp stimulates the natural urge to feed.)
The fry need to be in the free swimming stage before you should feed them. If they are not horizontal, they are not ready yet. Age does not determine when to feed, life stage does.
The best way of seeing if they are eating for me is to use a flashlight and a high powered magnifying glass. You should see a pink/orange belly full of shrimp after you've fed. If you are not seeing this, they are probably not eating it.
As a side note, I mostly go on faith the first day after the fry become free swimming that they are eating the infusoria that developes on the lettuce I used to spawn them with. They are too small and my eyes can't pick up the green color in the belly. What I do is the day they become free swimming, I start hatching brine. The day after free swimming, I feed the brine. (I use 88-90 degree water to hatch the brine in under 24 hours.)
Lastly, just for the record, what was the temp in the tank?
Anyway, Congratulations on becoming a grandfather
Are you ready to start putting away all that money for college for the grandkids?