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Old 09-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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What to feed valentini puffer?

Hey, i have a valentini puffer in my 37 gallon and he wont eat anything but jumbo krill,brine shrimp, and live ghost shrimp. Its getting a little expensive feeding him brine shrimp every day and krill once a week. (not so much the krill but the BS.) do you know any prepared foods i can feed him?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Go to the seafood counter at your local grocer and see if they carry raw squid, clams, etc. Buy a little bit of each & see if he likes any of it.
Don't forget that they need to feed on hard-shell items occasionally to wear down their teeth/beaks.
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Go to the seafood counter at your local grocer and see if they carry raw squid, clams, etc. Buy a little bit of each & see if he likes any of it.
Don't forget that they need to feed on hard-shell items occasionally to wear down their teeth/beaks.
Where could i get that? The lfs never has it.
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Not lfs. Go to the seafood isle at your grocery store to buy raw food for your fish.
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Thats weird, my valentini eats any and everything. Clams or mussels may work
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Not lfs. Go to the seafood isle at your grocery store to buy raw food for your fish.
Alright, will whole clams work? The big ones? And how should i prepare them?
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I have had my Blue Spotted Toby for a year now, and I feed it frozen Krill. That keeps it's teeth down. Never fed mine clams in the shell.

My guy eats everything I put in almost! also your local pet store should have frozen food packs. I got a varatiy pack that comes with squid and brine shrimp and more.

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I have had my Blue Spotted Toby for a year now, and I feed it frozen Krill. That keeps it's teeth down. Never fed mine clams in the shell.

My guy eats everything I put in almost! also your local pet store should have frozen food packs. I got a varatiy pack that comes with squid and brine shrimp and more.
They do, i have a whole freezer of brine shrimp and some freeze dried jumbo krill, also might get a variety pack soon, does anyone know about this stuff called LRS? My lfs says its the best you can by in frozen foods
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Freeze any live food. Never thaw, then refreeze. Thaw in a bowl of aquarium water. Make sure the food is not still cold after thawing.

Food from the grocery store in my area (such as raw shrimp) is a lot cheaper and meatier than the stuff at LFS.
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Freeze any live food. Never thaw, then refreeze. Thaw in a bowl of aquarium water. Make sure the food is not still cold after thawing.

Food from the grocery store in my area (such as raw shrimp) is a lot cheaper and meatier than the stuff at LFS.
So should i just go get raw shrimp from the grocery store and stick it in the tank? Or should i prepareit in some way?
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