Fry Food Help and Advice
A nourishing diet for small Fry
Fry (newborn fish) need a nutritionally balanced diet that they can be fed from birth. Fry in both salt and freshwater aquariums will benefit from the rich proteins and amino acids. At Swell UK, all our fry food contains a high level of essential vitamins and minerals.
What is fry food?
Fry food is a high-protein food that's perfect to support the growth and development of fry in the early stages. At Swell UK, all the ingredients included in fry food are completely natural and help to boost colour development, so your fish are not only at their healthiest but looking at their best as well.
Why might I buy fry food?
Fry foods are usually biologically balanced with very finely sieved flakes, providing a complete diet for the daily feeding of baby fish. The carefully selected raw materials contain high-quality, functional nutrients with essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The food includes prebiotics to help support the bodily functions of fish and food conversion. This ensures healthy fish growth, particularly in the early stages of life, and keeps the aquarium water clear.
What are the main types of fry foods?
Newborn fish need special food to make sure they get everything they need. Which is why Hikari First Bites are such a great product designed specially to help newborn fish, also known as fry, get the essential vitamins and minerals they require to develop properly with a diet rich in protein and amino acids. Alternatively, Fish Science Fry Food is tiny powdered food that helps to recreate the natural insect-based diet that fry would tend to live off in the wild and is suitable for both coldwater and tropical species.
What features should I look out for?
The challenging job is to keep the newly hatched fry alive and healthy. Newly hatched fish cannot eat the same foods as the parents. As they grow rapidly, you should look out for proper nutritional foods. There are lots of foods with a high-quality nutritional value that most fry will do well on as suggested above. These foods must be offered at the time the fry hatch, and the supply must be continuous until they can eat conventional foods.
What accessories should I buy with fry food?
Sometimes it can be a good idea to separate baby fish from the adults for a while, in which case tank dividers are a good investment.