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Old 08-01-2010, 06:07 PM   #11
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In case you were not aware of it, brine shrimp are like feeding them potato chips. Little to no nutritional value.
Also, feeding every other day is what I recommend in almost all cases. Some fish need to be fed more often, but a 30% restricted caloric intake = healthier and longer lived fish.
One last note for you is that the water in frozen food is often loaded with phosphates and nitrates. It's best to strain it using RODI water and feeding what's left. Some folks use a coffee filter for rinsing.
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Really? I knew they weren't nearly as nutritious as the young, but still...

We don't feed the adult brine shrimp often, rather to stimulate the appetite of the larger chromis and tomato clown. Everyone else is practically vegetarian! When the food hits the water, we have to make sure everyone eats properly.

We sit the frozen food in a cup for a few minutes, then take it out and feed it. If I can't get RODI water, can I rinse it with aquarium water/tap?
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Aquarium water outside of the tank, sure. Tap? Have you tested it for nitrate and phosphate, etc.?
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