Conditioning blue eye Rainbows.

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Can a person condition Blue Eye Rainbows with freeze dried brine or blood worms? How about live bearers?
 

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Can a person condition Blue Eye Rainbows with freeze dried brine or blood worms? How about live bearers?
No, not with freeze dried foods.

The best foods for conditioning rainbowfish and livebearers is Frozen: Marine Mix (prawn, fish and squid), raw or cooked prawn/ shrimp, brineshrimp, bloodworms; and live mozzie larvae and newly hatched brineshrimp,

Feed the fish 3-5 times per day for at least 2 weeks before breeding.
Do big water changes and gravel clean the substrate every day or two while feeding more often so the tank stays clean.

Deworm the fish before breeding them. Most common livebearers (guppies, platies, swordtails & mollies) that come out of Asia are full of intestinal worms.
 
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Very interesting. I have the food for deworm the fish. Is the time of the year have anything to do with spawning? I read about having the water a couple of degrees cooler than normal.
 

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Water temperature for breeding rainbowfish needs to be 24C or above. The eggs won't develop at lower temperatures.
 

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