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fishybert 04-01-2012 07:50 PM

can i feed spirulina(health food) to fish?
i got the idea after seeing a spirulina ad while on the bus. Can i pop open a capsule and dump the powdered spirulina into my tank as food? do they add any stuff that can be harmful to fish?

And yes, i've looked into how to grow infusoria. The problem is that i live in a mosquito-infested area, and while i like my fish, i like not being bitten more :D


Mikaila31 04-02-2012 09:01 AM

Yeah you can use it. Its just a type of algae and a common fishfood ingredient. Though buying the stuff made for fish would probably be cheaper then the human tablets.
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zof 04-02-2012 07:14 PM

Yea but the bulk stuff people buy to add to food is the cheapest stuff, tablets and even fish food stuff is over priced, the bulk bags are best.

fishybert 04-02-2012 07:48 PM

many thanks :)

Mikaila31 04-02-2012 08:30 PM

you can buy bulk for fish too. Least sells the powder for $17.50 a lb.

fishybert 04-12-2012 09:39 AM

Thanks for your replies. i'm planning to buy a few capsules first before buying a can

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