The various micro-worm cultures are a great way to get your fry off to a good start. They are small in size and their wiggling attracts the fry and gets them eating at the crucial first days. The worms also stay alive in the water for a while giving the fry plenty of time to eat them. These cultures are very easy to take care of and every breeder should have at least one variety. For just a few minutes a week you can keep them going for years.
We offer for sale Micro Worms, Walter Worms and the Banana Worms. Each culture comes ready to feed once they settle. Many sellers send you some goop in a bag to start your own. It's a bit cheaper and the worms will reproduce to numbers you can harvest in a few days, but why mess with it. Ours can be taken out of their shipping box and in a few hours you can harvest. And they will thrive for years in that same container. To get cultures see our auctions. We also offer a nice starter of all three that will be ready to harvest and we provide directions to start larger cultures that will produce indefinitely with proper care.
To see how easy it is to maintain these cultures read on...
When you have spawns growing out you need a daily supply of baby brine shrimp. If you search the net there are various ways to hatch and harvest baby brine shrimp. What you will find is the big needs for shrimp are warm water and light. For me, to satisfy those needs I have come up with a simple setup that produces plenty of harvestable shrimp about every 24 hours.
Vinegar eels are a very good first food for young fry. They are very easy to culture and feed and can get your young fish off to a good start before starting to feed baby brine shrimp. Not only are they small in size they also will stay alive in the water longer than other first foods thereby not fouling the water.
The name alone put me off these foods to the point I never even looked to see what they were. To top it off most of the AquaBid sellers do not even have a picture. I stumbled onto them when I purchased some plants and added them directly to my tanks with juvie fry. Once the plants hit the water all kinds of little critters went 50 different directions.. and the young bettas went crazy gobbling them up. I managed to catch a few just to see what they were. Always looking for easy food to feed my fish I started looking to see what they were and how easy they were to cultivate.