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Gel-based (or Live Or Frozen) Brineshrimp Or Daphnia - Experiences?

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Offline fcmf

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Has anyone tried/used this or the food in this range?  https://fishkeeper.co.uk/product/tetra-tetranatura-brine-shrimp-mix-80g

I used to feed my goldfish (RIP) frozen food now and again until he fell incredibly ill and had a near-death experience and which I could only put down to the frozen food, so I didn't ever want to risk that again with him. As a result of that, I've been very reticent about using live or frozen food with the tropicals - they get a mix of flakes and pellets plus a chopped pea once or twice weekly - although note from Seriously Fish that daphnia and brineshrimp are recommended for my fish (x-ray tetras and harlequin rasboras). I have tried some Tetra Delica sachets although stopped when the various problems started with the pygmy cories.

Thoughts on this or other forms of these foods (daphnia, brineshrimp) welcome, especially whether others have experienced problems. Thanks.

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Re: Gel-based (or live or frozen) brineshrimp or daphnia - experiences?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 08:22:37 AM »
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I feed a variety of different dried food 5 days a week.

On Saturday I feed Live Daphnia.

One day in the week I'll feed a couple of defrosted blisters of frozen food. This might be frozen Bloodworm, Daphnia, Brine shrimp or Tubifex.
I pop one out into a small bowl, put that into a larger bowl with an inch of near-boiling water to defrost it.

I also feed some veg, like courgette or cucumber occasionally.

My fish love the frozen food.

The Livebearers in the boys tank upstairs love it too.

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Re: Gel-based (or live or frozen) brineshrimp or daphnia - experiences?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 08:47:22 AM »
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I have cories in my tank, so I feed frozen live daphnia every other day and sometimes frozen live bloodworm (though not as often because I don't like chopping it up!).
On a non-frozen day I put 3 different types of food in so that all fish are covered:
Hikari granules for everyone
New life spectrum cichlid granules just a few for my Bolivian Rams
JMC (I think!) sinking meat-based pellets for my cories.

On alternate days I also put in some cucumber or courgette for my BN plec.

I know this seems like a lot, but the overall amount is not a lot, it's just made up of a few different types of food so that everyone is catered for.

I've had no fatalities in that tank for months now, so I do think everything's working out well and the live frozen doesn't seem to be causing any problems. Never tried the gel-based food though. :)
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