Re: NANFA-- Q about the suitability of live brine shrimp as staple
Sun, 9 Apr 2000 11:53:43 EDT

In a message dated 04/09/2000 11:45:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Is live brine shrimp good in the long run as staple for darter and other
small fishes that prefer living foods? Are there any nutrient missing?
What can be done easily to improve the nutrition value of the brine
shrimp? >>

Live brine's not bad, but it helps to vary the diet. I usually feed the brine
shrimp a HUFA suppliment. A pretty good one in the aquarium trade is Selcon.
Most darters love blackworms, daphnia, mosquito larvae, glassworms....just
about any live foods. Most can easily be trained to eat frozen bloodworms. As
I said before, the more variation, the better.


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