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Old 01-04-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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Live Brine Shrimp as food?

I’ve often heard that live food i.e. Brine Shrimp have been known to carry parasites. My question is…what type of parasites and what harm will they do to fish if eaten? I’ve been thinking about hatching brine shrimp myself but hesitated after reading about this. Anyone currently use Brine Shrimp as food? Any info/feed back will be appreciated.

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Old 01-04-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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Rinse them before feeding(to get rid of the hatching solution). I've never heard of brine shrimp carrying disease only live foods like freshwater fish(goldfish etc)

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Old 01-04-2005, 07:27 PM   #3
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If you don't hatch them yourself, they are a useless snack.

The ones you buy at the LFS have already used up all their egg sack and, without the eggsack, they are the marine equvilant of potato chips.

You have to hatch them yourself, as the main nutritional value is in the eggsack, and the shrimp uses that up in few days.
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