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Benifits to Live Brine Shrimp over Frozen?

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Benifits to Live Brine Shrimp over Frozen?
Old 03-07-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
 
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Benifits to Live Brine Shrimp over Frozen?

Looking to begin to feed my Angels a strong healthy diet, are there benefits to hatching my own brine shrimp?
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
 
I think that live food is much more nutritional than frozen.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
 
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I feel differently about frozen foods as they can be fresher than "fresh". Let's take brine shrimp, as an example. They are flash frozen and as long as they stay frozen from point A to B they are just as viable nutrition wise as fresh, maybe more so. We have no idea how long the live brine shrimp we are purchasing has been sitting around. JMO. I've been using a new product lately that all my fish LOVE. It's called Super Shrimp. It's brine shrimp that has been enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins & amino acids.

What's involved with a brine shrimp hatchery? (as if I needed one more thing in my life to tend to...)
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:55 AM   #4
 
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I feel differently about frozen foods as they can be fresher than "fresh". Let's take brine shrimp, as an example. They are flash frozen and as long as they stay frozen from point A to B they are just as viable nutrition wise as fresh, maybe more so. We have no idea how long the live brine shrimp we are purchasing has been sitting around. JMO. I've been using a new product lately that all my fish LOVE. It's called Super Shrimp. It's brine shrimp that has been enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins & amino acids.

What's involved with a brine shrimp hatchery? (as if I needed one more thing in my life to tend to...)
Would you consider freeze dried different from frozen? Sorry...I typed the title wrong I assume as I have "freeze dried". I understand what your saying, so..."Super Shrimp", I'll remember that, thanks.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:08 AM   #5
 
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According to what I've read there is no difference in nutritional value when it comes to freeze dried versus frozen. My fish prefer frozen so that's what I feed, in addition to Hikari wafers, New Life sinking pellets & fresh veggies. They will barely touch freeze dried, plus you have rehydrate freeze dried food before you feed. For some reason I'd rather thaw their food than rehydrate it.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:14 AM   #6
 
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According to what I've read there is no difference in nutritional value when it comes to freeze dried versus frozen. My fish prefer frozen so that's what I feed, in addition to Hikari wafers, New Life sinking pellets & fresh veggies. They will barely touch freeze dried, plus you have rehydrate freeze dried food before you feed. For some reason I'd rather thaw their food than rehydrate it.
lol, woops...I don't "re-hydrate" ~.~ how do I do that?
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:49 AM   #7
 
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Just let it soak in some water from the tank for about 15 minutes.

Also, hatching your own brine shrimp isn't really a viable source of food for adult fish. You can't really grow the shrimp to adult size. Brine shrimp hatcheries are designed for hatching your own baby brine shrimp that make a great food for fry. I'd say you're much better off buying frozen.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:54 PM   #8
 
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ok, thanks.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
 
I thought freezing took out some of the nutrients. Oh, well, what do I know? lol Its good to know that frozen is just as nutritious as live food. I've never fed my fish live food. I think its gross!
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:57 PM   #10
 
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I thought freezing took out some of the nutrients. Oh, well, what do I know? lol Its good to know that frozen is just as nutritious as live food. I've never fed my fish live food. I think its gross!
so why not feed fry frozen brine shrimp?
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