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07-21-2007, 07:44 PM
For the past few weeks I have just been feeding my fish regular flakes. I want to get some variation into their diet so I plan on buying some of the freeze dried shrimp.
Before I go out and buy some I found a container of shrimp that I bought like 3-4 years ago when I had fish. The top tin-foil is pulled off but I don't ever think I had touched the food. It smells and looks fine. Is it ok to use or is it old and it lost all its nutrients?
Also, since I have small fish like cardinal tetras is it a good idea to break the shrimp up real small?
07-21-2007, 07:59 PM
I do when I feed it to them - I wouldn't use those shrimp - the can is probably more nutritous than the food by now.
I alternate the flake with freeze dried bloodworms and shrimp. Most days flake and twice a week for the others.
07-21-2007, 08:13 PM
i go with a huge mix. they get whatever they want. i regularly feed bloodworm, squid, flakes, pellets, packaged fruit fly's, crickets, everything, unless the fish has a special died like a mbuna in which case they get little meat
07-21-2007, 10:02 PM
So just get new shrimp?
07-21-2007, 11:36 PM
Thats what I would do
07-22-2007, 01:47 AM
Are you talking about shrimp your buy at the supermarket? Cus that shrimp is adored by my bichir(eats it out my hand), turtles, EVEN GOLDFISH to who i feed to my cuddas.
07-22-2007, 01:49 AM
They are tiny little shrimp that come in a can - they have been freeze dried so they are kinda brownish orange and crumbly
07-22-2007, 01:50 AM
You mean krill?
07-22-2007, 01:51 AM
Even smaller and drier
07-22-2007, 02:05 AM
whats the actual name of the can? Is it the size of freeze dried bloodworms?cus those are wayy small..
07-22-2007, 02:07 AM
Even smaller and drier
07-22-2007, 02:19 AM
They may be - but they're just called baby shrimp - they come in a plastic bottle and look almost just like the bottles of freeze dried bloodworms.
They are about 1/8 of an inch long and dried out - the bottom half of the container is pretty much dust.
Sharks go crazy for them and will eat themselves to death if you aren't careful
07-23-2007, 04:33 AM
This is exactly what it is.
07-23-2007, 04:36 AM
So, are they fry food?
07-23-2007, 05:14 AM
No, just baby shrimp as a supplement to your regular staple diet for your fish.
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