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Old 02-20-2011, 11:58 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Sea monkeys safe to feed to bettas and fry?

Sea monkeys are a type of Brine shrimp, so can I feed bettas/betta fry sea monkeys?
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:40 AM   #2 
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Yes, newly hatched baby brine shrimp it's a great food for fry.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:06 AM   #3 
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So has anyone actually used sea monkeys?

Like these? http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CF4Q8wIwAA#
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:21 AM   #4 
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Haha. Aww, that just seems wrong.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:58 AM   #5 
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I second that.

But after all some people feed their snakes with guinea pigs and hamsters,even though ..it feels so wrong.
Sea monkey are aqua-pets as well.
What's wrong with the pellets and blood worms :)?
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:14 AM   #6 
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So you guys think its wrong to feed sea monkeys, but its fine to feed baby brine shrimp?

And what about the shrimp we humans eat? Thats fine too? But not sea monkeys?

Double standards much? xD
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:33 AM   #7 
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I am not trying to offend you,it's just how I feel.
Brine shrimp...hm I don't feed him with that,if that matters.
And I am a vegetarian so I don't eat shrimp as well.
Remember the sea monkey pictures from the 80's,that's how I picture them lol so I feel like a murderer but it's all in my head.
http://partoftheprecipitate.files.wo...sea-monkey.jpg
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:03 AM   #8 
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Sea monkey are brine shrimp....it would be safe to feed them....when feeding young fry-I would only feed the BBS with their yolk sac intact for the most nutrition.....once the BBS absorb their yolk sac they need to be supplement with an HUFA supplement for Betta fry younger than 4 weeks if this was the only food you are feeding...
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Sea monkey are brine shrimp....it would be safe to feed them....when feeding young fry-I would only feed the BBS with their yolk sac intact for the most nutrition.....once the BBS absorb their yolk sac they need to be supplement with an HUFA supplement for Betta fry younger than 4 weeks if this was the only food you are feeding...

what is HUFA and where can i get them?
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HUFA-highly unsaturated fatty acid....I use a supplement called "Selcon" its a saltwater supplement in a pink bottle...I get it from Dr Foster and Smith....
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