RE: NANFA-- white spots on Fundulus cingulatus

Sajjad Lateef (
Mon, 4 Aug 2003 07:53:54 -0700 (PDT)

I keep a bunch of "anhydrous silica" packs (from medicine bottles)
in my flake food containers. (These are those little packs or plastic
containers which are marked "do not eat".)

I like to think that they help in keeping the flakes dryer.
But, I have not measured the humidity before and after.

I asked a pharmacist I know to save these from his pill bottles.


--- Mark <> wrote:
> Another thing to watch out for is old or moisture-damaged foods.
> Fish food goes stale just like people food. It also loses it's
> nutritional value. It can easily get damp by splashing or wet hands
> while feeding fish. Dampness in dry feed is disastrous. I ruins its
> quality and allows mold and bacteria to grow that may be toxic to
> fish. I suppose this is all well known. Just offering possible
> routes to consider.


Sajjad Lateef
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