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Old 05-28-2008, 01:53 AM   #1
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Different types of Saltwater Foods.

There are so many foods I am wondering about what to use and there uses.

Zooplankton
photoplankton
cyclopeeze. etc.. etc... etc...

Other than homemade blender mush. What foods are out there and what are the differences.

Anything with the word plankton in I get confused are they all the same really.

What is cyclopeeze.

I know what Krill is and I know what brine shrimp are.

Can somebody or everybody explain the foods to me in a more in depth manner please. Thank you
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:58 AM   #2
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To add to this, one other thing I was curious about regarding this subject is what is the difference betweed "cyclops" and "Cyclop Eeze?"
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One is a mythical one-eyed monster, and one you feed your fish.

But seriously, I think I have seen some fish food labeled as "cyclops" and to me that just means it's probably the same stuff as "Cyclopeeze", but isn't from the manufacturer that has the trademark on the name. So if they used the name, they'd be infringing on their trademark and would probably be sued.

The quick answer to your question fijiwigi is that it all depends on particle size of the food, and what the food consists of - animal or vegetable. Zooplankton are large particles (relatively) of mostly animal based stuff, while phytoplankton are smaller particles of mostly plant-based stuff, but with other dissolved organics too.

I think if you do some searching for the various terms on Google, you'll find enough definitions and explanations to make your head swim. And there's a really good chapter about coral foods in Borneman's book "Aquarium Corals" too. (Hint, hint.)

PS... Cyclopeeze are tiny "micro crustaceans" that are harvested from some pristine arctic lake, that have higher than normal nutritional value for something so small. More info here...

CYCLOP-EEZE®: Product Info

I use it - a little goes a long way. Fish seem to love it.
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Do you use the frozen or dried Cyclop-Eeze?
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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. And there's a really good chapter about coral foods in Borneman's book "Aquarium Corals" too. (Hint, hint.)
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I really need to buy this book that is for sure. Does anybody know where to buy it for cheaper than $45dollars plus shipping. thats a lot for a book.
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I was looking into that book too after, Innovater suggested it a few days ago. I saw it on amazon for I think $35 with free shipping.
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Try a used bookstore. I have found a few good books there....
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Do you use the frozen or dried Cyclop-Eeze?
Both... but mostly the frozen. I only use the flakes when I feed pellets that my clown goby can't get into its mouth. The flakes, like most freeze dried stuff, just don't want to sink - even with you push it underwater.
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I use freeze dried myis, krill, phyto and zooplankton. I add it to a small platic cup that has some tank water and let it soak in. I then stir it for good measure before adding it (slowly) to the tank. That's when I'm not feeding blender mush or Rod's.

BTW, my blender mush includes some freeze dried cyclops-eze, phyto and zooplankton as well as some nori and oyster eggs if I have them.
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... That's when I'm not feeding blender mush or Rod's.
So how do you like Rod's? Just curious about your thoughts as I've been thinking about taking out a 2nd mortgage and buying a package.
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