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post #341 of 956 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well its the only brand PetSmart near me has to offer >.< And the only frozen food they offer, and no live food. So what else can I feed them aside from pellets?

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Like I said, garlic has anti-parasitic properties. Could you find some garlic juice or garlic guard to soak the pellets in? Garlic also has other good properties.

Also, I don't know if these parasites are the same as those tape-worms or whatever DaBaDee had, but I do believe that Sakura informed me that feeding them is also good because it helps them pass the parasites by pushing them out.

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Ofl's recipe, I culture mealworms for conditioning (easy as pie-just ask and I'll give you a quick tutorial.) You have to cut the meealworms in half though, and squish out their guts. Not for the squeamish. Shae and cj have white worm cultures, I fee sfbb frozen brine shrimp, I don't know if those are safe. Pardon the spelling/autocotrect. I'm on my stupid phone.
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I havent been using OFLs recipe lately mainly because any food leftover develops slime. I may have to go back to that though, and devise a way to feed it to them in a way that won't make a big mess. I'm not super psyched about keeping live food, I'm a tad squeamish and yea....gross. But if I end up having to, then I will. Try going back to OFLs recipe first.

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They would be perfectly fine with just pellets, and once we get you the nls you could use both oo and nls to switch it up a bit. Mealworms are dry, don't smell like anything... Its how you have to feed them.
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I have omega ones for them all for now, and more than enough to last till I get the NLS. Payday I'll make a fresh batch of OFLs and see if I can figure something out with that.

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I've fed San Francisco Bay bloodworms for over a year with no problems. I prefer this brand because the worms are smaller and easier for small fish to eat and there are more worms per cube. Hikari, while an excellent brand, seems to have more water per cube.

EDIT: Not that this means anything, but so far all I've found about SFBB's freezing process and quality is hearsay, no solid scientific facts. Just throwing that out there.

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Siphon it out right after cleaning?
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The sorority tank is where i gets difficult to syphon cuz it's a tall tank and I can't syphon in all the nooks and crannies. No, I just wish there was a way to do OFL's in a more solid form without losing nutrients is all.

Good news - Amaterasu ate her pellets.

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Yay! Its a very good sign that she's still eating.

Edit: how is Seiya? (I shouldn't say this but I think he's my favorite of your boys, he's so pretty!)

I hope they both make it! They're lucky to have you as an owner..

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