05-18-2008, 08:35 AM
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I don't know how many fish you have, but one cube is a LOT of brine shrimp. If you use the cube packs, here is how i would do it...
Put a cube of brine shrimp in a small cup. Add an inch of water. Allow the brine to thaw in the water. It will break about into hundreds of individual brine shrimps.
You can then pour the brine into the aquarium, a little bit at a time, allowing you to control how much you give per feeding. A single cube will probably provide a single feeding to 10 fish, depending on size of fish and how often you feed.
I personally feed my aquarium 4 times per day, and brine shrimp accounts for several feedings per week. It is especially effective for new fish, because the scent is difficult for them to resist eating.
Remember, especially with marine fish, you want to feed a WIDE variety of foods. You need at least 4 or 5 different sources of food to mimic what they are eating in nature.
I have 6 total foods, which i alternate. Julian Sprung's Sea Veggies, which is dried seaweed; Ocean Nutrition Formula Two Pellets, which contains spirulina and garlic; Tetra Color as a color enhancer; Prime Reef, a blend of plankton, squid, salmon, plankton, kelp, and clams; Forumla One, a staple flake with algaes and seafoods; and frozen Brine Shrimp.
I believe the large majority of long term problems in marine aquariums are due to inadequate variety in the diet.
Sorry to be long winded. Good luck with the tank.