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Old 04-02-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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brine shrimp and mysis shrimp

do brine shrimp and mysis shrimp alone have enough nutrional value to keep fish healthy?
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Are bananas and cheerios enough for you? Honestly both of us could survive but neither would be happy for very long. Just like any animal fish need nutritional foods from multiple sources.

See this post on feeding requirements of SW fish.
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I think I could make it for some time on steak and reece's peanut butter cups.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:59 PM   #4
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I'd last at least 4 months on that Main point is that brine shrimp have almost no nutritional value and it's best to feed a variety of foods (and/or use vitamins also).
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thank you, this is all I have been able to get my cleaner wrasse to eat. He does eat like a pig thou, I have read they need to be eat more often than most fish. I willl try some other foods. I am debating holding a fresh killed bait fish in the tank by the tail to see if he will pick anything off the fish. Real cool fish, I want to do whatever to get him to survive.
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Cleaner wrasse will starve in a tank without parasites to feed off of. It may eat other stuff for a little while but most don't make it past a month or two in captivity. One of many fish best left in the ocean.
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I always compare the brine to twinkies for us. I would suggest a variety like flake, Frozen or even a blender mush that some folks make on this site.
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I agree with Melosu on the twinkie bit....I feed brine as a treat nothing more...pellet, flake, frozen and homemade are best!!
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Thank you, are mysis the same in nutrional value as brine? I have read conflicting reports on these cleaner wrasse. I let a much larger golden cleaner wrasse go, because of he reports. I have heard the tiny type I have is much easier to keep. He eats the mysis shrimp, I will buy some more foods tomorrow to try with him.
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Mysis is much better than brine. But variety is the key. I`ve never been able to get a cleaner wrasse to live more than 4 months. I hope you have better results than me.
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