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Old Shrimp Pellets
I was cleaning out my shed today, and found a drawer full of old fish stuff, such as nets, heaters, filters, etc. I also found a can of Wardley's Shrimp Pellets that is practically full. I am wondering if they are still good for use, as there doesn't seem to be an expiration date on the can. They have been in my shed for at least a year and a half to two years, with temperatures ranging from 20 F - 100 F. They don't seem to smell any worse than most fish food, either.
If they weren't sealed toss them. In fact even if they are sealed toss them. Ask yourself, would you eat a can of peanuts that had been left in the same conditions or would you just toss them?
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Throw out the food if it is over a year old. The heaters, filters, nets and such should be usable. The nutrients in food will gradually degrade and most food not used in the first 6 months after being opened is not a very good product anymore, no matter how good it was when purchased. The sugars and starches will still be present so the impact of the old food may not be obvious at first. The vitamins will have degraded badly though.
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