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Hi All,

Can anyone send me some info on how to make angelfish fry food paste that I can coat on an airstone and feed to my angelfish fry? I've seen links and posts online via google for something similar, but they use a special kind of food (i.e. liptoaqua) which I can't get a hold of.

I've tried to make a paste using various different foods, but none have the adhesive / water resistant property that the paste in the videos has... The stuff I've made tend to dissolve in the water pretty quickly...

Any help would be much appreciated! I have 4 pairs of spawning angelfish and don't have the time to meticulously raise all the batches with feedings every 4 to 6 hours..

Thanks,
Ed
 

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But I'll be real honest here. If you have any trouble at all keeping up with water changes, and big % ones, this will buy you more problems than benefits. Hatching BBS can be a PITA, but it's still the most efficient means of feeding them. Almost all angels these days will develop intestinal issues in a heartbeat. They seem to have little to no ability to combat bacterial issues. Leaving a food source in their talk for any length of time will only lead to water quality issues unless you're prepared to go to 50% daily or even more frequently if blooms appear.
 

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I recommend sea fish instead of freshwater farm raised fish (less freshwater pathogens).
Blend the protein maybe with a little veggies but not important. Add agar agar and microwave for 4-5 minutes. You can spread this on something before it solidifies.

Or instead of agar, just mix in soy protein powder. It'll stabilize the paste.

Or buy Rapeshi premix powders.
 

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I thought most fry (sans livebearers, mouthbrooders, and some larval cichlids) only ate stuff that moved? Making a paste food for fry sounds counter intuitive to me...
You're absolutely correct. The movement of BBS is what gets the fry into eating mode once they become free-swimming. They do eventually become grazers as much as hunters. So that lots of angelfish breeders will actually leave film algae to grow on non-viewing areas of the tank glass. I know of at least one that actually grows them out in a green-water tank for the first few weeks or so. As they get to the size of a pea, they actually become really effective duckweed killers as they eat the small roots from the bottom of the plant. I haven't been able to keep duckweed for years now. So as I cautioned, they won't accept paste foods for a bit and water quality becomes tough to keep up with.
 

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You're absolutely correct. The movement of BBS is what gets the fry into eating mode once they become free-swimming. They do eventually become grazers as much as hunters. So that lots of angelfish breeders will actually leave film algae to grow on non-viewing areas of the tank glass. I know of at least one that actually grows them out in a green-water tank for the first few weeks or so. As they get to the size of a pea, they actually become really effective duckweed killers as they eat the small roots from the bottom of the plant. I haven't been able to keep duckweed for years now. So as I cautioned, they won't accept paste foods for a bit and water quality becomes tough to keep up with.
Thanks Bushkill. I'll have to consider BBS some more. I didn't think about / realize the intestinal issues. That would explain the sudden, unexpected deaths of otherwise healthy looking and happily feeding fish.
 
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