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On 7/22/2021 at 4:23 PM, GameCzar said:

I've been really impressed with co-ops Fry Food.  I've also crushed micro pellets for my CPDs when they were younger.   But they prefer the fry food.

Thanks.  I'm really tempted to try it but I'm starting to get noah's ark of food at home some how... When I first got my fish tank I laughed at the people with 100 different foods.  I guess this is my punishment 😛

On 7/22/2021 at 4:24 PM, Jeff said:

Live and/or frozen baby brine shrimp. 
 

Thanks, yeah BBS is awesome but I'm looking for dry to minimze work.  They're in a tub outside so they get whatever else grows in there for live food.

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Vinegar eels, coop fry food, crushed flake, first bites, live baby brine, and every food i feed adults crushed down.

I use my (fish room only) mortar and pestle to work any dry pellet, flake, or freeze dried foods including black soldierfly larvae that I feed adults down to fry sized food particle.

I feel like that gets them used to the smells / tastes involved for later on, keeps me from having picky eaters if i trade them out,  and keeps the variation going for the different nutrition each contains. 

 

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On 7/23/2021 at 6:12 AM, mountaintoppufferkeeper said:

Vinegar eels, coop fry food, crushed flake, first bites, live baby brine, and every food i feed adults crushed down.

I use my (fish room only) mortar and pestle to work any dry pellet, flake, or freeze dried foods including black soldierfly larvae that I feed adults down to fry sized food particle.

I feel like that gets them used to the smells / tastes involved for later on, keeps me from having picky eaters if i trade them out,  and keeps the variation going for the different nutrition each contains. 

 

This is what I do.  Little 3 inch fish room mortar/pestle they get full variety plus hikari first bites and north fin fry starter as well as bbs and I just ordered a vinegar eel starter colony. 

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On 7/23/2021 at 12:58 PM, Taco Playz said:

I was watching a video and it said that you can use a pepper grinder to grind up food for fry. Seems like a smart idea. 

I use a small pestle and mortar to grind the Tetra baby food that I have, since it still feels too large. The result is a nice powder.

I throw my regular flake food in a blender to chop it up, in order to make dosing easier.

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I have used a pill crusher to to turn pellets and flake in powder. They are pretty inexpensive at a pharmacy. 

Also make sure to consider that there are likely more differences in fry food and regular food than the size. I believe that most fry food has different ingredients that help the fry grow faster and healthier. The little difference might help tilt the scales of surviving vs thriving.

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