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Old 01-16-2007, 02:08 PM   #11
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Depending on how large your trigger is will tell you how big the pieces are. You purchased the right food. Thaw in water, peel shrimp, then cut it into about 4-5 pieces. If it easily swallows that, you might make the pieces a tad larger.

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Originally Posted by Kohan Bros.
wow im sry but there is no problem with feeding frozen foods at all period.
I totally agree, I feed my fish frozen all the time. My main point was not to feed the shrimp while it was still frozen (it is hard for them to digest, due to the differences in temp) and also, some preservative used for freezing can contain nitrAtes/phosphates.
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trying to say there is a differant chemical component of frozen and thawd shrimp, im at a loss of words.
I'm not sure if this is a question or a statement, but try soaking a raw, uncooked shrimp in RO/DI water and take a nitrAte, phosphate test. Next, try it with a frozen shrimp and see what you get. I'd be willing to bet you will see phosphates and nitrAtes. I believe someone in this forum did that test, along with flakes. Of course, I could totally off. Old age is sitting in! LOL!
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I've heard that dipping in garlic can work well - but I thought garlic wasn't a liquid.
Some people squeeze their own garlic. I bought mine online at drsfosterandsmith.com. I have also heard of folks getting it from GNC or other health stores, but I can't remember what they said to look for.
I add two drops (for my 55G) and let the food soak for at least 20 minutes, no more than 30 minutes. My fish go crazy. There are claims that it will induce finicky eater to eat, but there are no real scientific test to prove this (it works for me). Garlic had been proven to help boost their immune systems, in order to fight off infections and disease.

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Some thawed processed shrimp has a preservative to keep it from spoiling.

My Pink Tail eats almost everything I feed my tank. From lettuce, nori, clams, mussels, squid and several types of shrimp. Do you have any oriental food stores near by?

I'm still looking for some hard shelled shrimp to wear down the teeth on my 4 triggers.

As for garlic, I use extreme garlic to quell ICH outbreaks or when a new fish is added to one of my tanks or to boost the immune system. I rarely use QT tanks.

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