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Feeding Stages for Hatchlings

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I have been compiling information from multiple posts and articles trying to make a timeline of food to feed once my eggs hatch. So this is what I have:

First Month: BBS, Daphnia/Moina, (microworms? mixed info about that)
After 1 month (about 1" long hatchlings): Chopped blackworms, Whiteworms
At 2": Earthworms?
Once legs develop: Can begin frozen/pellet food

I really appreciate any additions or corrections to the list :)



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At around 2 inches/2 months you should switch them to frozen bloodworms. Frozen bloodworms remain the staple for juveniles then as adults they switch to Earthworms, which are a great staple diet. Pellets aren't necessary if you're feeding earthworms, but can be offered to supplement the earthworms.



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Default Re: Feeding Stages for Hatchlings

They require live food for the first 4-6 weeks, anything that is small enough to fit in their mouth is fine - BBS for the first 3-4 weeks, then daphnia/moina or small live bloodworms. Blackworms, whiteworms, microworms etc all fine.

Then onto small worms once they get front legs - I usually mix live and frozen bloodworm for a couple of days, then they get the idea and can move onto frozen bloodworm.

Once they have back legs and their mouths are big enough for earthworms (2"+) you can move them on. I use chopped small earthworms to start, and alternate bloodworm and earthworm.

I haven't had much luck with pellets and babies, but don't let that stop you giving it a go.

You need to figure out what works for your babies and your food supply - I can't seem to breed daphnia quick enough to feed my babies, and the local supply is naff, so I move to frozen bloodworm as soon as I can, then add earthworms for calcium as soon as they are big enough.



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At 2" chopped worm is fine, just make sure its small enough for them to eat. They will also take 1 mm amphibian or trout pellets.



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