Re: [RML] How much APR?

Bruce Hansen (bhansen at
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 07:40:51 +1000

I agree with Cary

It is easy to overfeed fry as they are usually in a smaller volume and have
less vigorous filtration installed

Another system for feeding APR involves suspending it in water in a jar
with an airstone bubbling away and allow it to slowly siphon into the fry
tank with an airline and valve

bhansen at

> From: caryho at
> To: rainbowfish at
> Subject: Re: [RML] How much APR?
> Date: Wednesday, 3 December 1997 14:03
> In The Dawn of the Third Age Stephen Boulet-CSB046
> <Stephen_Boulet-CSB046 at> woke me from my contemplation by
> writing:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I have some fry swimming about in different tanks (praecox and bleheri

> >thanks, Cary).
> >
> >How much and how often do I sprinkle APR on the surface?
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> Just a light dusting on the surface. When I first started using APR, I
> would dip my finger in the can and collect a small amount on my
> finger. Then I would rub my fingers together and watch the dust land
> and the surface and spread out. You should see the fry come up and
> begin eating. If you watch a while you'll see the bellies begin to
> swell and turn yellow. It doesn't take very much at all so go very
> lightly at first until you get a feel for it. Its easy to sprinkle in
> a little more but impossible to remove. I also like to throw in a
> snail or two when they begin hatching and the apr feeding begins. This
> gives you natures own clean up crew. I use the those nuisance rams
> horn snails that I abhor getting into my planted tanks. The larger
> adult snails seem to work best because they can't get at the eggs very
> easily. The small freshly hatched ones I find in the mops all the
> time. I have seen them eating eggs, but have never been sure if these
> were infertile or live eggs. 
> good luck
> Cary Hostrawser
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