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Old 08-03-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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Is Frozen Food too cold??

I have been feeding my Butterfly and Clown frozen brine shrimp squares. I have read in this forum to thaw the food first. Although I only feed them half a square at each feeding, I find that dropping it in the tank frozen slowly releases the shrimp into the flow of the water. After 2-3 minutes, the half square is totally thawed. The fish don't seem to mind, but could this eventually be bad for them?
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No, I do the same thing, but it's best to thaw it and then soak it in Selcon vitamins to enhance the fish diets.
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biggest issue is the juice/brine that the shrimps packed in is gonna contribute to nitrates and/or phosphate levels in the tank. if you thaw first, you could siphon off the excess liquid and drop in the 'pure' shrimp.
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Ideal would be to thaw out in some tank water, then discard the water and soak in some vitamins. That way you're removing phosphates and replacing any lost essentials.
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Atari, I told him that aready.
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Old 08-03-2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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I only feed froozen two or three times a week. Iwill soak it in tank water or garlic extreme before giving it.
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Atari, I told him that aready.
What's your point? And I didn't see any reference to discarding the water in your reply.
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Thats correct. The advice given by Atari went one step further by suggesting to dispose of the thawed water.
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Oh, I am sorry for that Atari.
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I make my own blender much and just throw chips of that in so I have no waste water...
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