Tips on Caring for Goldfish Fry

Published: 05th January 2009
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If you're thinking about breeding goldfish, then you will soon have some fry to care for. There are a few things you need to know about caring for goldfish fry. They are very fragile, so you can easily cause harm. This article will give you a few tips on how to care for them properly.

Water
When they're born, they measure about 1/8 inch and are very fragile. The water in the tank that you keep them in should never be above six inches. If it is, the weight of the water may crush them. The ideal water temperature in the tank is approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Food
After they hatch, you don't have to feed them for a few days. During this time, they will feed off of their yolk sac. This lasts for about two days at which time they will start swimming around looking for food.

When caring for goldfish fry, most owners feed them strained egg yolk for about two weeks. After this, you can start feeding them brine shrimp. It's important that you always have food available for them to eat. However, you also need to be careful that you don't pollute the water too much. It can easily be fatal to the fry.

Size
You should never have fry in the same tank as adult fish. Goldfish will eat anything that fits in their mouth, and that includes their little fry. They will eventually grow in size, so you will need to have an additional tank ready to separate them when they're ready.

These are a few tips on caring for goldfish fry. As they grow, you will have to learn many other things about goldfish care. So, click here now to learn things such as how to recognize and treat sick goldfish.



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