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Old 05-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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My g/f bought too many ghost shrimp for her fw tank. Can I put them in my saltwater as food for my puffer?
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I use to feed them to my eel once in a while. Fresh water feeders aren’t the greatest for saltwater fish. I believe it can cause problems if continued over time.
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I wasn't planning on feeding them for along time. I was wondering, since we had some extra I figured I would entertain my puffer with some live food.
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Will do. Should be entertaining to watch lol.
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How did it turn out?
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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It turned out really well actually. My puffer really enjoyed it, the shrimp didn't even hit the bottom before he got them.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:16 PM   #8
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I use to feed them to my eel once in a while. Fresh water feeders aren’t the greatest for saltwater fish. I believe it can cause problems if continued over time.
Fw feeders are fine for sw fish as long as they given as a sort of treat for them. Feeder shrimp do not have enough nutrients for the fish to eat as their primary food source. From what I was told, sw feeder shrimp are basically fw feeders that have adapted to sw. Don't know how true that is though.
I feed my predatory tank sw ghost or grass shrimp once a week just for a treat. They tear em up.
An interesting side note: fw feeder shrimp are much slower in a sw tank. Try putting sw feeder shrimp in there and see how fast they are.....lol. pretty cool stuff.
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