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Old 03-02-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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Artemia vs. enriched artemia

I've been reading that artemia doesn't have too much nutritional value and that it is not a good food for my saltwater fish.
What about "Ocean Nutrition Super Shrimp"? Is that ok? They say it is Enriched Brine Shrimp with Omega-3. However, they don't say how they've enriched it?!
It is not gut loaded, so does that omega 3 reach to the fish or just the aquarium water?
My fish love it but is it good for them?
What do you think?

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I've been reading that artemia doesn't have too much nutritional value and that it is not a good food for my saltwater fish.
What about "Ocean Nutrition Super Shrimp"? Is that ok? They say it is Enriched Brine Shrimp with Omega-3. However, they don't say how they've enriched it?!
It is not gut loaded, so does that omega 3 reach to the fish or just the aquarium water?
My fish love it but is it good for them?
What do you think?

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It is true that brine shrimp don't have much nutritional value.
I do feel that when buying brine it is better to buy something like what you mentioned instead of plain old brine shrimp. I like to buy the "Spirulinia Brine." However, don't rely solely on this food or any other one food. It is good to feed a big variety of food to our saltwater fish. I bet your fish would like Mysis shrimp too.
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Is this the frozen super shrimp?
The ingredients list everythng added, but don't state whether that is in the water or fed to the shrimp (gut loading) before freezing. I am assuming they are gut loaded.

You should place the brine in a brine net or filter and rinse it with RODI water before placing it in the tank. Frozen foods are usually packed with nitrate laden water.
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Indeed most of your adult artemia is gut-loaded, usually with some emulsion or spirulina, and can be nutritious as long as it isn't a staple. It'd be better off used as a snack unless you are enriching and feeding out live adults yourself. Nauplii, on the other hand, is quite nutritious.
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Ok. Thank you all for the advice!
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