12-08-2008, 05:00 PM
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food choices / feeding
I've got a pretty newb-ish question, regarding what it is and isn't OK to feed to saltwater fish. Obviously different species prefer or need different things in their diet, but I'll try to ask this as generically as possible.
If one wishes to feed the fish something beyond frozen foods or flakes and pellets, and get something fresh (though not live), what are the guidelines for what you can and can't feed them? Is it OK to go to your local grocery store or seafood store, and buy raw shrimp, mussels, etc, and feed those to the tank? If so, are there certain things to look out for or avoid? What about special instructions for preparation of food for feeding? If not, what are some acceptable options for feeding fresh foods?
Thanks for any general advice!