Live-Born Fish Can Eat The Same Foods As Their Parent Fish, But They May Not Be Able To Eat The Same Foods For The First Few Days
Fry from egglaying fish are smaller when they hatch. They are not free swimming for the first few days. It is quite common for live-born fish to eat a ground version of the same foods as parent fish. Different types of fish have different needs. Fry that are freshly hatched have very tiny bodies. They can only eat the smallest of foods. This stage is particularly critical because newly hatched fish can quickly die. Some of the best foods at this stage are infusoria, freshly hatched brine shrimp, and green water. Infusoria grows naturally in most tanks, especially those with live plants. There may not be enough to sustain the full hatching of the fish. It may be helpful to culture your own infuses to make sure you have enough. Aquarium clubs come in handy when raising fish. . . .