Blog 2017 – 10: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

  Above, baby Ranchu from my TOKS line that became free swimming on Valentine’s day, after hatching two days earlier. Many people fail to realize, that until the fry are free swimming you feed nothing. Also, at this stage, try never to use a net, they are just too tender. For many of us, breeding … Read more

Steamed Eggs for fry and young fish With the additives like dried blood worms

By Gary Hater Introduction In North America and much of the EU, raising fry has become a regiment of hatching brine shrimp and gradually converting to gel food, frozen food, or micro pellets. Recently on Facebook I saw a video on raising young fry with steamed chicken eggs in the Chinese tradition. After searching the … Read more

Blog 2017 – 8: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

  Above, Veiltails must be fed enough pellets to develop a deep body before the age of one, or they cannot manage their tail weight. Prepared foods are used by almost all fish keepers. We have a few ambitious fish chefs making gel food their dominant feed of choice, most of us are using pellets … Read more

The Fishroom Diaries- Make Room for Daphnia

January 12th, 2017 By Rob Crosby All experienced goldfish breeders are familiar with the challenge of keeping young fry adequately fed with live food throughout the first 6-8 weeks of life. Newly hatched brine shrimp (sometimes referred to as bbs for short), are the usual favorite amongst breeders as a first food, and an essential part … Read more

Blog 2016 – 6: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Variations in the gel food recipe Once you have the basic gel food recipe and procedure down, you must try and test the flexibility of the recipe. Over the decades of making this I have found out a lot of interesting stuff about what works and what is not worth the time and ingredients. My … Read more

Blog 2016 – 4 & 5, Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Making the Pantry Classic: Last week we sent you all shopping for the ingredients. Be sure to review them in this post. This week, a two-step mix and assembly. Since this is a big picture show with so much info, I have labeled it for double blog status. First take four cups of hot water … Read more

Blog 2016-3, Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Quick, basic components aka the Pantry Mix: For homemade food recipes that are organic, fresh, nutritional peak of perfection, bar no expense, you will have to wait a few weeks. Let us start instead with the basics from the pantry that can be completed in 30 minutes. I promise we will get to high brow … Read more

Blog 2016-2, Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

An easy place to start: Before we go down the recipe trail, I thought we might start with the simplest methods first, which are leftovers and “as is” human foods suitable for Goldfish. Goldfish will eat lots of stuff and fresh foods are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins and nutrients to create pigment … Read more