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Artemia shelless decapsulated brine shrimp eggs


Kat_M

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Hi guys!

Just a quick question. I have just fed some artemia shelless decapsulated brine shrimp eggs to my fry but they seem to be not able to eat them. I can clearly see that the fry are interested and they take some eggs but they spit them out almost immediately. My fry are almost 2 weeks old. Are they too young for this kind of food?

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I fed my fry finely crushed fish flake and had live plant that had algae on it.

Until they were about a month old they were more interested in algae than anything else.

My water was not crysyal clear had a bit of floating algae through it which they loved.

I did an experiment on another group of fry where I kept that tank spotless etc.

The yuckier tank fry grew ALOT faster and coloured quicker.

The spotless tank fry didnt seem to be getting anywhere. So I put some alage covered plant from my pond in and noticed great results.

So maybe the eggs are to 'solid' ?

Maybe crush them a bit ?

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Are you feeding them eggs or using the eggs to hatch brine shrimps then feeding them to fry?

No, I just gave them some eggs. I just thought that may enjoy something different.

I fed my fry finely crushed fish flake and had live plant that had algae on it.

Until they were about a month old they were more interested in algae than anything else.

My water was not crysyal clear had a bit of floating algae through it which they loved.

I did an experiment on another group of fry where I kept that tank spotless etc.

The yuckier tank fry grew ALOT faster and coloured quicker.

The spotless tank fry didnt seem to be getting anywhere. So I put some alage covered plant from my pond in and noticed great results.

So maybe the eggs are to 'solid' ?

Maybe crush them a bit ?

Had did you managed to keep the tank crystal clear??? I do the housekeeping twice a day (WC + hoovering bottom ) and it is still messy :teehee And I agree, they love algae.

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It may be that they are too young... I had the same problem with them spitting the eggs out when they were definitely big enough to eat them though. I let them settle on the bottom of the tank and I assume the fry were eating them as they shot up in size..!

I think it may be that they can taste a little of the preservation fluid on the eggs and that is putting them off. I'd try rinsing them a little longer before adding them and see what happens.

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