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PostSubject: DIY Fry Feeder   Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:35 pm

I've been trying to figure out a way to get food to my fry without stressing the female. (Causing her to eat the little buggers.) Taking inspiration from badx, this is the best I've come up with so far.

First, I took a butterfly blood collection needle and a luer-lok syringe.


Then, I cut off the needle part of the butterfly and take out the lok-plug at the end of the line.


I rubberbanded the tip to a rock which can be placed on the bottom of the tank. The syringe can be removed, used to suck up liquid food for the fry, then be attached back to the butterfly lok. The food can be injected down to the fry. I'd then suck up some tank water and push it through to clear the line. Should work. I'll post an update next time I have fry to feed. The biggest downside is that the line is only 12 inches long. I'm going to do some research to see if a longer line is available.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Fry Feeder   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:34 pm

Here's the system in action. You can see the guests of honor under the rock on the right side.


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PostSubject: Re: DIY Fry Feeder   Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:11 pm

WOW Shocked thats BADA$$.you can get the food to em without causing a stir in the tank?can i steal you idea.this would work out well with some of my gobies and other bottom dwellers.and thats alot of fry.are those the apistos?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Fry Feeder   Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:13 am

Yup, those are the apistos. I left mom in the big tank so we'll see how it goes.

Nothing would make me happier than to have someone get use out of this idea. I've got a ton of 3 mm syringes from my office so I can give you several of those. The butterfly needles are available but usually in large quantities. I'll look around to see if I can find one of those for you too. If not, I'd be that they carry them at Rice's or Fred Meyer. They definitely have them on ebay and amazon but you'll have to buy 50 or more. I sure wish I could find one with 18 or 24 inch tubing.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Fry Feeder   Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:00 am

nice idea, if you need more length in the medical tubing you should try IV tubing for introducing fluids, i know i have some for my aid bag, also they have that tube lock on em...
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Fry Feeder   Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:24 am

I think that's the answer! Thanks! Possibly cheaper than a butterfly needle also.
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