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Post  Phil Unsworth on Sun 11 Aug 2013, 12:06

Going on my hol's soon for a week, it's my first time away in 3 years. In that time i have built my first fish house you could say it my first hatchery. Anyway all my angels are different ages, ok the adults and juveniles should be fine with the holiday food blockswhilst i am away. However what can i do to keep my 4 week old fry alive, after a lot of hard work trying to pair up the adults they are my first golden angel fry which are being fed on newly hatched brine shrimp 2 to 3 times a day. They are on there own in one of the rearing tanks, is there anything on the market or any suggestion. thanks.
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Re: feeding while away on holiday

Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 11 Aug 2013, 13:39

By four weeks old they should be ok to be left without food for a week, which is what I'd recommend for the adults in preference to food blocks!
Turn tank temperature down to low 70's farenheit, which lowers their metabolism and the need for food.
If you're determined to feed the babies whilst your away, and you can't find anyone to do it for you, train them to take flake, and use an auto feeder.

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Post  C8LED on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 20:33

I got a friend to pop in and feed my fry with decapsulated brine shrimp ice cubes to ensure the right amount was fed. I used a used tray which had frozen blood worms, soaked the decapsulated brine shrimp and then used pipette to fill the tray and then put in freezer. The adults I just used frozen bloodworm. I know its quite expensive this way but rather know fish can't be over fed as with flake.
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Post  Phil Unsworth on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:14

That's a great idea to freeze the fry food into ice cube's, that's given me an idea, ''newly hatch brine shrimp rinsed in fresh tank water then frozen into ice cubes''. Will it work ?, I'm going to try the idea and I'll let you no if it works.


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