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Rearing fish can take some work. Baby fish require clean water, and some require special foods.
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Newly hatched koi in your pond? Here is a great baby koi fish food diet to put some growth between those fins. An offspring of our Beni Koi Food is our own standard fry koi food. Formulated for growth, this food is sold for life stages. Packaged in foal seal ziptop bags for freshness! This food like all Beni is manufactured fresh every spring!
Simple to prepare and full of goodness, these fish baby food recipes make complete, healthy meals for your little seafood connoisseur!
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The jerky swimming motions of freshly hatched baby brine shrimp are known to trigger the feeding instinct of fish fry. Freshly hatched baby brine shrimp still contain their yolk sac and as such form a food rich in marine derived fatty acids. Fish & Aquarium Supplies: Baby Fish (Fry) Foods - Drs. Foster and Smith
Photo provided by FlickrBaby Fish (Fry) Foods are specialty foods for newborn or juvenile aquarium fish
Photo provided by FlickrIn the wild, baby fish seek out small particles of matter, algae and plankton for food
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Baby Rearing Tanks
Small Mating Tanks or Petri Dishes
Liquid Fry and Paramecium
Water Filtration System
Water Purification Chemicals


0-7 days post-fertilization
Zebrafish embryos should be raised for the first seven days in a shallow container (for example a petri dish or crossing tank). Do not feed the embryos/larva during this stage. They do not need food as they are still getting all of their nutrients from the yolk, and the added food will cause the water quality to decline and promote the growth of contaminants. When the larvae get their swim bladders, they are ready to be switched into a larger tank. Note that if the babies get put into a large/deep tank too early, they may have trouble obtaining the air they need to inflate their swim bladder. Brine Shrimp – Hands down the best food to feed to fry are baby brine shrimp. Brine shrimp have long been a staple of the aquarium hobby, and are jammed packed with nutrients and protein vital to fry. Even more important, is that their movements through the water trigger the hunting instinct in baby fish, and even the most finicky of fry will accept them.Finding a food that gives excellent survival of the larva during the first few weeks they are in a large tank can be challenging, and may take some experimentation. We have observed that zebrafish at all stages do better if their food floats at the air/water interface at the top of the tank. Here are some ideas:
1. Live paramecium (traditional and widely used food for baby zebrafish) downside-paramecium cultures can crash and/or become contaminated with other organisms that harm the fish-thus it is imperative to carefully monitor the quality of the paramecium cultures.
2. Liquid fry-we have stopped using this because it does not float, and it makes a horrible smelly mess on the bottom of the tank that seems to kill the small larvae
3. Our recent favorite: green powdered food that is composed of equal parts spirulina (dried algae) and Argent Chemical Laboratories Hatchfry Encapsulon Grade 0 (Aquac. Res. 37, 1107-1111). By Sydney You don't need to remove baby fish from the main tank. From my experience, the babies aren't stupid. They will hide from the larger fish. All you need to do is make crevices in your gravel. Buy larger, polished rocks and place these, covering 85-90% of the designated crevice. Make sure the gap that is uncovered is large enough for the fry to swim under. As these fry hide they will wait for falling food to get close enough to their position and will snap out and grab a bite and return to their hiding place. The only way this will work is if you crush the food in a plastic bag or buy actual baby fish food. So I hope I helped! (02/15/2007)