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Old 09-30-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
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Curious question about Algae Waffers.

This is something I've been pondering recently.

I know that fresh and salt water fauna are dramaticly different, However...I was wondering if something like Hikari algae waffers for freshwater fish, would be alright to give to a SW tank?


Keep in mind, all I have is a few hermits and a few snails, So there are no fish or other livestock to worry about.
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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I can't help you, but our Siamese (not a fighting fish) loves them!! And Squirrel loves flake food It makes feeding the fish REALLY hard when you have two cats begging for food You can relate to that, right?
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Yes, I can.

My stupid cat keeps wanting algae wafers, to.

He likes them cause they stink :p
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the forms of algae in salt and fresh water are completely different, as are nutrient ratios in the water. what might be safe for fresh water may not be safe for salt. i wouldnt risk it, you could end up with a crazy algae bloom or something. before you turn the lights off at night put a piece of seaweed or nori on a clip and let it sink to the bottom. the hermits will find it. thats what i do, anyway.
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Well, I have been using these very same algae wafers (bought at WalMart) and my crabs and Lawnmower Blenny and Tangs love it. No negative effects either.
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Agree, I feed those same wafers to my inverts and they love them. My big Angel also loves to play with them. Good stuff, I have noticed no adverse water quality reactions.
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I also feed mine the wafers.
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Old 10-01-2004, 12:34 PM   #8
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Sweet deal

I'm having trouble finding NOri in my area, so I'll plunk a few HIkari waffers in there for my crabbies right now

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I feed the algae wafers. My crabs love them and my decorated goby goes nuts for them. My sebae clown loves to play with them.
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Remember the crabs are omnivores so you aren't just limited to algae.
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