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Re: [Killietalk] couple newbie questions
Gary McCarthy wrote:
> I'm just getting ready to set up my first few tanks for raising killies. I
> was wondering if you guys worry at all about the bottom color of the tank.
> My tanks will be sitting on plywood. Normally I have my tanks resting on a
> piece of light blue stryfoam.
I think a dark color is likely to make them more comfortable. If I
cannot paint the shelf, I often paint the outside of the bottom glass
(and back, even sides?) with a dark paint.
> For those of you raising your spawning pairs in heavily planted tanks and
> letting the eggs/fry stay in the tank with the parents, do you add food for
> the fry - newly hatched brine shrimp, microworms, etc.? Or do you just let
> the fry feed off what the find amongst all the plants till they're big
> enough to start feeding off what you feed the parents?
By all means, provide some bbs and maybe tiny worms as soon as the
babies are big enough to graduate from infusoria. It will be a long time
before they can take most adult foods. If you feed a slurry, as Monte
has suggested, be sure it has a good supply of newly-hatched bbs and
other small bits.
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