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justin_tyme 11-18-2003 06:14 PM

shrimps and clams
Hi everyone,

today at the supermarket I bought two little cans of shrimp and baby clams. Won't help telling you which brand because I live in Italy and it's an Italian product. I wonder if you get the same kind of stuff over in the US, but they're supposed to be 'natural', meaning the only added ingriedents are water (in which the product floats), sugar, salt and citric acid, no preservatives or coloring.

Do you think these would be safe to use as fish food?

reefrunner69 11-18-2003 07:02 PM

Probably, but the sugar may fuel algae growth. If possible use fresh raw seafood ;)

justin_tyme 11-18-2003 07:09 PM

I will give them a nice wash to get rid of any unwanted substance.
I'll give it a try. I'm just not sure about freezing this stuff (there's about 100 shrimps in the can and they go bad 4 days after opening) as it may be processed from originally frozen food.

steve-s 11-18-2003 07:10 PM

Re: shrimps and clams

Originally Posted by justin_tyme
Do you think these would be safe to use as fish food?

I would think that with a cooked foods, the animals will have a very hard time digesting it and I would also be concerned about preservatives in addition to what RR said.

You may wish to have a look at this as an alternative. >>ReefLady's Blender Mush<<


justin_tyme 11-18-2003 08:29 PM

thanks steve that's a great recipe, I will use fresh seafood and try that

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