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    Default Do you feed seaweed to freshwater fish?

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    I need to buy some Hikari sinking wafers, and was wondering about the seaweed flats I've seen for sale. I read somewhere online that some freshwater fish just love them. I like to give my fish a big variety (I have over a dozen frozen foods in addition to several pellets and dry food) and wondered if I could just buy a veggie clip for the seaweed. Has anyone here given it to their freshwater fish, and also, I noticed there is green, red, purple, etc. What color should I get? If you feed it, do your fish seem to like it? And what color do they prefer? I have a variety of fish. A few livebearers, a few cichlids (small ones and dwarves), Rainbowfish, and female bettas. Thanks!

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    Seaweed is fed to some fresh water species that are very vegetarian. I don't see any on your list.

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    And it is included in some prepared fish foods. The issue I would be concerned about is the possible (likely) salt in fresh seaweed.
    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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    Good point from both of you--maybe I need to reconsider this... thank you.

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    I feed nori (seaweed) from a local asian market to some of my fish. Have used the stuff for about 2 or 3 years now, no ill effects. The african cichlids love the stuff, also use it to feed the otos and various shrimp.

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