Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-24-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ohio usa
Posts: 83
Send a message via AIM to morphviper
Live Foods

I have a tank with a Lion and a couple of triggers and a puffer. I have been feeding Live saltwater foods to them for years since after weeks of fustration of trying to get them on dry or frozen foods.
Now I know that Live foods aren't the best because they are usually fresh water minnows and goldfish.

But My question is what kind of market it there for live foods like saltwater minnows, small fish, clams, and shrimp.
I have an aquarium service and my customers love the live foods for there tanks.(except those who don't like the carnage involved)

What are the pros and cons?

my pros: healthy natural living. good color. live food can live in your sump or wetdry filter.

Cons: can't think of any. that is why I am posting.

I am looking for all input, good or bad. this might be a business venture.

morphviper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2005, 08:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 251
Send a message via AIM to Kohan Bros.
What are u talking about the live food ive ever seen is feeder goldfish, guppies, and minnows? Do u mean live brine shrimp that u hatch???

Feederfish can only bring parasites into your tank.
Clams, ive never heard of feeding clams unless frozen, the same with shrimp.\

What live foods do u feed ur fish.

I would go to ur grocery store and buy some frozen uncooked shrimp, clams, and muscles. Mabe also frozen silversides.

Theres no such thing as a saltwater minnow.


I love the Grateful dead
Kohan Bros. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 136
It's my understanding that fresh water live foods definitly are not good for salt water fish and will decrease their livespan. (various authors on Reef Central and Reefs.org online mags)
I have no experience with salt water live foods other than the live clams I buy at the local fish food markets that I cut open and place in the tanks for my butterlys to chomp on, or, live mysid shrimp I purchased and fed to my tanks, and, the live adult brine shrimp that I grow to adults and gut load before feeding to my tanks.
It would be great if there were a small minnow type salt water fish that could be maintained by the hobbyists to use as needed/wanted.
rayjay is offline   Reply With Quote

food, live, live food

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

« Algae? | Test Kit? »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What live foods do you grow yourself? Billsgate Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 11-25-2012 11:11 PM
need info on live foods and frozen foods Derdy88 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 08-12-2008 09:31 PM
Alternate live foods fish_4_all Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 09-28-2005 11:41 AM
live foods greatgman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-13-2005 10:09 AM
DIY live foods silverslice DIY Projects 5 08-03-2003 06:27 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.