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Old 08-25-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
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Mysis shrimp stuck on filter

I just started feeding my fish mysis shrimp every couple days because I heard thru are more nutritious than brine, but it seems like it's all getting stuck to the filter. Any ideas or things that have worked for you for this problem?
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Id like to know too. I've wondered if I should let them sit in some water first. Maybe someone else knows.
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Yea, I feel like it's a waste of money, my fish don't get to eat much of it and I have to clean it off all the time
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What I do is take a chunk of it frozen and set it on my powerhead as it thaws it will b pushed out a little at a time giving more time for ur fish to eat it rather then ending up on ur filters
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i turn off my flow when i feed. Gives the fish a fighting chance and then when the flow goes back on theres another whole round of buffet time for them. I don't get as much waste this way and my fish seem to apprecaite it, they get to eat twice off the same food. LOL
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Turn off filter. Pour shrimp in slowly. Fish will eat it quickly. Then when fish are done turn filter back on.
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Okay, thanks everyone, I'll let you know how it goes later and hopefully my fish will be a little happier
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So turning the pump off is working pretty well and the fish seem to love the mysis shrimp lol but how long can I keep I off without harming the fish?
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What i have found that works best for me is to run fresh water over mysis in a brine shrimp net, you don't want that liquid that they are frozen in in your water, then after thawed and rinsed turn off your filters and use a turkey baster to shoot the mysis where you want them. only feed what your fish can eat in ten minutes or so and then turn your filters back on.
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