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Old 06-27-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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Humm Frozen Bio Pure brine shrmip by Hikari

What color are these supposed to be when thawed?
I just got a package yesterday and this morning I broke off a piece to thaw for my fish and frog and I thought they were supposed to be a different color. I see no dates on the package and so far have not found their website.

THought I'd ask you guys first. I don't want to give them to my kids if they are not good.
Thanks for any info.

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Old 06-27-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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Brine Shrimp that i have always seen are a dark brown...
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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I have cubes and they are white with little black eyes. The cubes are dark brown.
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I have cubes and they are white with little black eyes. The cubes are dark brown.

same here
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Okay. I though they were supposed to be lighter or pinkish.. These are dark brown when thawed en mass... At closer inspection you see the little eyes, clearish body with a brown stripe. Some are brown, some seem whitish and some are peachy-pink like I thought they should be. Are these safe? They just look kinda.. old. The package does not look freezer burned or anything. Just wondering if they are safe.
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Do they stink??? I don't recall a bad odor, but I don't stink my nose in them. I don't want to know.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:40 PM   #7
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Well I have to put my face to the little bowl I use... Then it Does smell a little fishy. Just kinda looks like weird lumpy Mud.
Is that NORMAL?
Am I just used to krill and blood worms? I used these once before, and I do not remember them being so murky looking.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:54 PM   #8
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did you thaw them in tank water?? I do. Fishy is probably fine.
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:04 PM   #9
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so am I wrong by putting the frozen cube in there without thawing?


My fish LOVE the frozen cubes
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:43 PM   #10
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No, you're not wrong, I just like it to sink to my frog and thawing helps. Some people drop the cube in there.
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I drop cubes. but usually thaw first. depends on time.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:25 PM   #12
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get a feeding cone. drop it in.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:00 PM   #13
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So do you guys think these are safe to use all brown and white with a little pink or should I return them?
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:26 AM   #14
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Well, I found my old package of brine shrimp, same brand and thawed some out, they are definately not muddy brown like these new ones. I am going to return them and see if I can get an exchange. Even the frozen mass doesn't look so brown but more reddish-brown.
Thanks for your info.
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better safe than sorry.
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I agree lovemybarbs, that is why I am seeking to return them. I'm just glad I found my last bag, I knew they didn't look like the old stuff.. I thought I was losing my mind.....
*better tie a rope to it, so it can't wander too far off*
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In the wild they can be reddish brown, pinkish, tan and even green. It kind of depends on what they were eating.
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Old 07-01-2006, 10:03 AM   #18
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thanks Apocalypse_Gold, but these were murky brown. Only with a magnifying glass could you see a few (very few) pink ones.
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