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Thread: good food?

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    Was at a different lfs today and picked up some different frozen foods that I haven't tried before. I think a varied diet is key to healthy fish, on a weekly basis mines get live/frozen brineshrimp, bloodworms, daphnia. Frozen tubifex, rotifers. Flake, cichlid pellets, sinking algae wafers, sinking shrimp tablets, cucumber, melons, zuccinni. So they are always getting a good mix.

    Today the new stuff was frozen brineshrimp with added garlic, and frozen krill.

    Now they both say suitable for tropical tanks and cichlids on them, but packaging can lie so that's why I am asking, are both of these good to add into the diet I listed? Would get a cube of each every 7-10 days.

    Cheers guys
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Yes, brine shrimp and krill are commonly fed to fw water fish.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    +1 to mommy

    The brine shrimp and blood worms that I feed both my SW and FW fish are made by the same company and sold as food for both types of fish. Been doing that for over a year now and everyone seams to be doing great

    It also helps me to free up space in the freezer
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    Cheers for the response; just out of curiosity, what does the added garlic in the brineshrimp do? I have read what it does before but cannot for the lide of me remember
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    From what I have seen garlic used for is to 'cover' the taste of the food (or smell?) They use it in a number of meds for that exact reason so I'm guessing that is why it is in the food ...
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    I never knew they used it to mask the taste, I know its meant to be good for them, for some reason I think ive heard of it being used to de-worm fish?? If not that then it is definately used to rid the fish of something or another.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Never heard the "cover the taste and smell" theory before. I do know that garlic has anti-parasitic qualities and is often used as a preventative for parasites. It's in the food to prevent parasites, not cover the taste.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    Thanks mommy1!! I knew it was for some beneficial reason that it was in there
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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