I have recently read several places that adult Brine Shrimp have little nutritional value once they are in adult form. So the question I have is several fold:
I currently feed my fish (in a FOWLR
tank) a mixture of a cube of Spirulina enriched Brine Shrimp, a cube of Mysis Shrimp, and a cube of Blood worms...all melted together and metered out of a mini squirt bottle kept in the refrigerator over the span of 2-3 days. I also throw in some sinking marine food pelletts and a flake or two of dried Spirulina every other day or so.
Is this a healthy main diet for a Valentinni Puffer, a Bi-color Blenny, and as a suplement to the diet of a Royal Green Mandarine (I regularly see him going after all three meaty foods)?
Also, would it be worth it to bother to raise the Brine to adulthood and feed them as Live foods to these fish...or is it more trouble than it's worth (nutrition-wise)?
Am I also introducing too much PHOS into my system by feeding these frozen packaged foods directly to my fish?...I have noticed lately some small blooms of rust colored algae. Should I rinse the above foods before feeding?
Any advice greatly appreciated.