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Discussion in 'Goldfish Food' started by Joshua's golds, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Joshua's golds

    Joshua's golds Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to add variety and hope to get my fish in the mood to spawn.... This is for my adult fish they get staple diet of hatori sinking pellets, along with frozen blood worms, occasional peas and spinach. What are the differences in these types of shrimp... And are any of them better for my goals ?

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    Spirunela brine shrimp

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    Omega brine shrimp

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    Thanks
     
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  2. Joshua's golds

    Joshua's golds Well-Known Member

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    I bought the plain brine shrimp for now, until I hear feed back from you guys, and they love them my fatties are eating them up like they are chocolate cake
     
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  3. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about spawning or breeding but my school of goldfish will gobble those shrimps pretty quickly when I toss them in the pond. Even the shy ones come out. I tried all the above and have no idea if there is a difference.
     
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  4. Ununique

    Ununique Well-Known Member

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    The difference appears to be some sort of gut loading with the brine shrimp after they have hatched, or additives to the solution they are then frozen in. Oh, and probably the price. :)
    I'd just get the basic and try to get other forms of Omega-3 and Spiralina into your fish via gel.

    I don't use frozen brine shrimp myself, they are so small and usually relatively costly. Also I question their nutritional value. I do hatch live brine shrimp for fry, only because its size suited for fry and being live facilitates the proper active lifestyle for young fish. :)
     
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  5. Fishheadz

    Fishheadz Well-Known Member

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    I use the eLive brand, single serve foil topped plastic cups, much easier than those stupid cubes.
    EZ Thaw - toss in a cup or small bowl, run under hot water for 1-2 min*., pop foil top, serve.
    About $7 for 30 single serve cups.
    * DO NOT MICROWAVE ! ** for all intensive purposes, the individual cups size, is about double as what is pictured.
    http://elivepet.com/fish/fish-foods/single-ingredient-diets/
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  6. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    I used their blood worms. Not a bad price for the amount per packet.
     
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  7. Joshua's golds

    Joshua's golds Well-Known Member

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    I'll try elive next round cause those cubes are pain in the butt removing from tray... And they are only a buck more


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  8. Fishheadz

    Fishheadz Well-Known Member

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    The eLive brand is not listed on PetCo's website, but, they do carry them in store.
     
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