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    When info sites say that some of the supplements you can give your fish is shrimp, they don't mean the shrimp you get from your super market do they?

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    Stick to fish store food less chance of disease or contaminents !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishkeeper01 View Post
    When info sites say that some of the supplements you can give your fish is shrimp, they don't mean the shrimp you get from your super market do they?
    If you have very large fish. Store bought shrimp is ok. You can feed it. If you want to add some protein for smaller fish, look at freeze dried plankton and Krill. My fish love both.

    http://www.yourfishstuff.com/categor...e-Dried-Foods/

    I have fed larger shrimp to my Frontosa and larger central american cichlids. They loved it. Its not cheap though.

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    But isn't that kind of shrimp from the ocean? Wouldn't that harm them?

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    You can buy frozen krill from pet stores too. I have feed both store bought raw shrimp and frozen krill from my local Pet Zoo and have not had any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishkeeper01 View Post
    But isn't that kind of shrimp from the ocean? Wouldn't that harm them?
    Not at all. Why would it harm them?

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    Well isn't it because it's from the ocean it would harm them because it's not something they would eat?

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    It won't harm them, purely because it's from the ocean, or not normal in their diet Krill/brine shrimp are also from the ocean, also they wouldn't normally eat pellets. However because we cook it before we eat it, and we feed it to our fish raw any bad things that may be in the shrimp could potentially harm them.

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