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Old 05-01-2007, 09:23 AM   #1
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Freeze Dried vs. Frozen Krill

What do you guys prefer to use freeze dried or frozen krill? I have always used frozen but I am considering making the switch to freeze dried.

From what I understand, freeze dried is cheaper, lasts longer, and has far better liquid vitamin absorbtion. It also takes a lot less time to prep and is easier to keep since it doesn't need to be kept in the freezer. However, I have also heard it is far more messy once it gets in the tank and can cause problems with ammonia.

Any further info/advice would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Perhaps when I tried the freeze dried I should have added some liquid vitamin to it prior to feeding, however the fish did not seem to take to it as feverishly as they do the frozen so I stick with frozen.
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Frozen has always been accepted more readily than freeze dried foods IME.

I assume since fish generally are excited more by smell then anything that freeze dried foods aren't going to be as tantalizing to them since they tend to not smell as strong.

Food that isn't consumed quickly will just rot and increase your no3/po4 which in turn increases algae.

I've tried tons of brands of pellet, flake, freeze dried, and frozen over the years and as long as the fish go after it with gusto I stick with it (assuming it is nutritional).

If worried about vitamin absorbtion you can always add Kent Garlic Extreme, Selcon, & Zoe to help boost their immune.
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Frozen has always been accepted more readily than freeze dried foods IME.
I agree I`ve tried frozen brands as compared to freeze dried brands and the fish will easily take the frozen over freeze dried every time but as stated above you can make it tastier and vitamin fortified with the products mentioned above.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I didn't even think of the difference in flavor/desire. I currently use garlic and zoe, however when I add it to the thawed krill it doesn't seem to soak it up much since the krill is already so moist. From what I hear, when you add the liquids to the freeze dried krill however it soaks it up like a sponge. For anyone who has tried using garlic with freeze dried krill, do the fish still take to the frozen krill a lot more?

From these responses I am most likely going to be sticking with frozen krill.
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I use the frozen. I soak it in the 3 products Micah listed. I soak mine for no more than 30 minutes and dump the whole mix into my tank. The fish love it. My scotter blenny chases it down with a vengance.
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