Thread: live foods?
09-19-2010, 07:29 AM #1
Im looking for the best food for my 2 gold stripe clowns and 3 blue green chromis. wondering if ghost shrimp are a good choice, if not are other live food better. im a cook in a restaurant and come tuesday im going to get some mussels, grouper, squid, and scallops and chop it up fine for them. do you guys think this is a better choice then live foods. i can get the mixture for $3 and should last me at least 2 weeks. everythings already frozen except the grouper which i will freeze. i feed once a day. any input would be great. cheers
09-19-2010, 08:25 AM #2
I'm not a SW person, but just in general I would think that a blend like that would be really good to feed with. Probably better than just one type of live food, a lot cheaper, and easier if you make a bunch at once freeze it and cube it.No matter how much I learn or know I'm still gonna be a NOOB, but that doesn't mean I'm an idiot!
09-19-2010, 01:12 PM #3
I always feed and recommend NLS Thera+A for fish and corals, but if you have easy access to a nice variety of foods like that I would say to try them out and see what kind of a difference it makes in your fish. Worst case you find out it isn't worth it and just stop feeding it.Owner: Aquarium Maintenance and Pet Care Company
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09-19-2010, 01:23 PM #4
That mixture sounds like a great mix for them, just use caution on where you get them. If those ingredients are coming from fish/shellfish caught in the Gulf I'd stay away from them. IMO the very best frozen mix available on the market is Rod's Food. I feed my Maroon Rod's Food on a regular basis and it loves it, and has colored up very nicely as well. It is rather expensive though, it sells for about $20 per pack in my area.
09-20-2010, 02:27 AM #5
thanks guys. damn that is expensive ill look into to it tho. i know for sure the grouper is from the gulf but everything else is brought in frozen. im gonna definitely check into that. f@#*ing bp messing up our beautiful ocean. im almost positive we wont see the effects for a couple of years but they are gonna be BAD. im not gonna use grouper damn it! i can get is so cheap even without the grouper im still gonna pay around $2 for everything else. it definitely pays to work in a kitchen!! i did want to try ghost shrimp and see if they reproduce. u think that would work? or stick to frozen
09-20-2010, 03:02 AM #6
Ghost shrimp are a pain in the butt because you need to keep them in their own fresh water tank and they only live a few minutes in salt water. I have only used ghost shrimp in the past for a lionfish and it was brutal.
You are better to make your own frozen food using the restaurant supply.100g Reef
09-20-2010, 03:43 AM #7
The recommendation against Gulf caught fish actually has nothing to do with the BP spill. I used to avoid them even before that mess. It is a well documented fact that fish/shellfish caught in the Gulf of Mexico have higher mercury levels in the meat than any other location.
09-20-2010, 07:56 AM #8
cheers everyone very helpful!