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Old 08-13-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Couple feeding questions

I usually feed my fish flakes or frozen brine shrimp. I've been hearing that brine are worthless in terms of nutrition and if I feed with brine I should add some vitamin suppliment or something. What should I use, and how should I apply it to live brine (because I'm considering starting to use them.)

Also, if you feed live brine is there any problem with putting 3 days worth of brine in the tank and then leaving them there for that length of time? Or, for example, 10 days worth? Overfeeding, based on what I hear, is an issue due to the food rotting instead of being eaten, and thus causing unwanted ammonia, nitrites, and ultimately nitrates. This wouldn't be a problem for live food, it seems. Is there some other reason not to do this?
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live brine doesnt have much more nutritional value than frozen. What are you feeding that would require live brine? There is most likely a better alternative.
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Old 08-13-2003, 06:34 PM   #3
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I'm trying to get a sick clownfish to eat, and I heard that live brine is an enticing food. I have a thread in the sick fish/coral forum if you'd like to read it.

Plus, I'd just like to try a live food... just for kicks, I guess.
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Live brine is quite enticing and easy to make. You can find live brine eggs most everywhere and clutring them is a piece of cake.
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:13 AM   #5
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So, putting a bunch of brine in the tank for him to eat will not be a problem if they don't get consumed quickly? No adverse affects from a double dose of brine swimming freely in the tank for a day or so? If he doesn't eat them in a day, I'll release my damsel into the tank to get them and move the clownfish into my breeder net. (unless it will never become a problem at which point I'll just leave them in there)
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