Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Angelfish Fry at Six Weeks

The newest batch of angelfish are now going on six weeks of age. I've lost no fry over the past 2-3 weeks, since separating their parents from the fry. This in itself is an encouraging sign, as it shows how hardy and healthy this batch is.

In the video below, you'll notice a sponge over the filter intake. This dramatically reduces the possibility of an angel getting sucked into the intake. As the smaller brine shrimp gets pulled toward the intake, it also allows the babies to eat the shrimp caught in the sponge without mishap.

I am now feeding them dried brine shrimp instead of freshly hatched, plus First Bites. As they get larger, they will be introduced to a high quality dried food (I prefer Tetra Color).