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Old 02-22-2005, 07:47 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried this?

I was thinking of going to my local grocery store and asking about the fish/shrimp that they were no longer going to keep (throw away). Taking it home and putting it in a blender and freezing them in cubes or small portions to feed to the tank. I bet one could get the fish/shrimp for next to nothing if one spoke to the manager and explained what you were using it for...

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Old 02-22-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how a fish react's to old food but I know how I do and it's not pretty. I would rather spend a couple bucks and feed my fish quality food and know what their getting rather than take a chance of poisining my high dollar fish somehow, I have no idea if this is even possible but I'm not the one finding out.,,LOL

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Old 02-22-2005, 08:01 PM   #3
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I don't know if I would chance that. The older the food gets the more bacteria that grows. For us it won't do anything but with a sensitive animal like a marine fish I wouldn't chance it.JMHO
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Old 02-22-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
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Just tell them you want a little bit of a few things. Last time I did he just threw it all in 1 bowl. Probably made 3 months of food for a few dollars.
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