Fish Fry Food

Need fast and easy food for your newborn fish fry? We have microworms cultures ready to go. Our microworms are readily available and easy to raise — your newborn fry and small fish will love them!

Microworms and Microworm Cultures For Sale

The key to successfully breeding and raising any species of fish is to have the proper food available at the proper time. I myself have struggled to get those baby brine shrimp to hatch in time to feed newly hatched fry. I was saddened to see the new babies starve because the brine culture didn’t work or because the shrimp were too fast or too large (many species are too small at birth to take shrimp) for the fry to eat. What is needed is an alternative live food.

Microworms are the perfect first food for fry, and they can easily complement brine shrimp in a baby fry’s diet. They are easily cultured and can be available on a continuous basis to feed even the largest batches of fry.

Microworms are not worms at all but actually small colorless nematodes, approximately 1 millimeter long. They can be cultured easily by the home aquarist. Microworms are not sensitive to their environment and will thrive at most room temperatures. They are easy to feed to your fry and because they wriggle around so muchwhen they are in the water the baby fry, which are attracted to movement, will take them readily. They are only for babies however, as they are way too small to be fed to larger fish.

As soon as your microworm culture has started, the only attention it requires is periodic sub-culturing. This is done to avoid any offensive odors caused by the culture medium going sour. It also prevents the culture from drying out. I will provide you with instructions on how to create a sub-culture upon purchase. A single culture can be sub-cultured into as many cultures as you may need to meet present and future feeding requirements.

Why Use Microworms Over Other Foods

  • Easy To Get Started
    All you need to start a microworm culture is a container, a starter culture (sold here), and some oatmeal.
  • Easy To Harvest
    When a microworm culture is going, you can harvest every day, often twice a day.
  • Can Survive in Any Environment
    Microworms will live long and prosper even at room temperature! Microworms can stay alive for up to three days under water.
  • Easy For Fry To Catch
    Microworms do not swim. They fall at the bottom and stay there, wriggling on the floor of the tank. This makes them easy prey, and even the slowest fry can eat peacefully. They are also small making microworms the perfect size, even a betta fry that is 2 days old can swallow a microworm!
  • They do not cause swimbladder disorder
    Studies have found that there is a correlation between baby brine shrimp and swimbladder disorder. The disorder causes the fry to sink and become unable to balance themselves properly while swimming. If the fry can’t swim properly they will be unable to catch food and survive and your entire spawn could be wiped out! Microworms however, can be fed freely without fearing a swimbladder disorder outbreak.