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mistergoodstuf 09-07-2006 09:51 PM

feeding saltwater fish food to freshwater fish
 
i was just curious what would happen if you fed saltwater fish flakes to freshwater fish

Lupin 09-07-2006 11:34 PM

Welcome aboard.
May we ask what brand of food were you referring? Although in my opinion, even saltwater food should be ok with freshwater.
Were you referring to this one?
If yes, I don't see anything wrong with using them for the freshwater although it is better to stick with what was designed for them.

mistergoodstuf 09-09-2006 01:19 AM

thanks.

its actually this http://www.petco.com/Shop/petco_Prod...yID_13116.aspx

i picked these up at the store in the cichlids section and didnt realize it was for saltwater fish until a few days later. i threw away my receipt so i couldnt return it. i have a tiger oscar, knifefish, jack dempsey, convict, blood parrot, and a pleco in the tank .. they wouldnt eat this anyways would they?

Lupin 09-09-2006 01:30 AM

The food you linked into is not for marine. It is for freshwater.

mistergoodstuf 09-09-2006 01:44 AM

oh .. i didnt notice that in the link .. it says 'marine' on the can i have. i'm hesitant to put it in the tank because it has kelp and other things in it. i didnt know if it would change the waters chemistry i.e. add salt

Lupin 09-09-2006 01:47 AM

It should be ok. Don't feed them too much with salty foods though.
To be safe, I'd stick with the ones designed for freshwater.

mistergoodstuf 09-09-2006 02:07 PM

alright .. so does anybody want a free 1oz can of marine flake food? haha

Lupin 09-09-2006 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistergoodstuf
alright .. so does anybody want a free 1oz can of marine flake food? haha

Hi mistergoodstuf,
You can try posting your location. It's in the User CP. And then try to advertise it in the Classifieds section.

All the best.:blueyay:


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