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Question Live food for fish

Do not know for sure which thread this should be in. If in the wrong ones please feel free to move it. Which would be easier to keep Grindal worms or micro worms. Is one better then the other as fish food. I do have some guppy fry.

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I've never had to use anything special to raise my guppy fry. I just use Hikari First Bites Fish Food and they grow really fast. Don't believe me, try it yourself by feeding one the bites and the other live or whatever you food you feed them and hikari will win.
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Guppies don't need anything special, you can raise them on flake if you want.
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Microworms are very easy. Get your starter, use flake mashed potato flakes and a little yeast and you're done. Re-do them every 2-3 weeks forever.

Grindals need more constant care. Feed daily, keep moist, watch for sour soil and bugs, etc. But they're larger than microworms (good food for a community tank) and they're easier than whiteworms, which need cool temps.

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Thanks Moose I was leaning towards the micro worms.
I know that I just want a live food I can feed my whole tank with at least once a week.

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I have a container of fish flakes I ground up. Guppy fry eat it right up, just try to make it as close to powder as possible.

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I know that I just want a live food I can feed my whole tank with at least once a week.
Use the guppy fry. They're great live food
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Grindals are best. You can get young as small as micros to feed your young guppies, and you can get bigger worms to feed your adult guppies, all from 1 culture.
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I feed my 2 butterfly fish mealworms and dubia roaches. I've raise them because I also have a leopard gecko.
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