Freeze Dried Minnows

LBDave

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I'm just wondering if anyone has tried feeding these to you fish. Appears they are made as a treat for dogs. Ingredients list them as truly freeze dried minnows.
 

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I'm just wondering if anyone has tried feeding these to you fish. Appears they are made as a treat for dogs. Ingredients list them as truly freeze dried minnows.
Nobody out there has tried these with fish?
 

phreeflow

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Never heard of the dog treats. However, I was wondering the same about dried anchovies that they sell at the Asian markets. Ingredients are simply: dried anchovies...no added salt or preservatives. Hope someone’s tried either and will let us know
 

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Are these cheaper than freeze dried krill? I would do a comparison of the analysis content of either one to typical freeze dried krill, e.g.

Apx. Analysis:
Protein - 60%
Fat - 10%
Fibre - 19%
Moisture - 6%
 

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Haven’t compared nutrition analysis but the dried anchovies are cheap enough...about the same as krill. I figure they are nutritious
 

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Looks like the minnows have similar analysis. One reason I was interested in the minnows is stuffing pellets or sticks for p bass. Just can't get them to eat the sticks continually. Have oscars in the tank so need/want equal growth. For now putting drops of Vita Chem on krill.
Also just feeding some minnows would be a diversity. I will eventually try them. Just letting the bass and oscars get a wee bit bigger. BTW-I'm too lazy to keep frozen silver sides and last thing I want is for pbass to expect them at every meal time.
 

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My bass was initially that way, until it realized it wasn't getting anything else and that everyone else was going bat ****z over the pellets. Now it's the first to demand to be fed, and will tail slap everyone else near by because it's so eager to be fed anything.

Let then starve for a bit and they won't be picky.
 

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My bass was initially that way, until it realized it wasn't getting anything else and that everyone else was going bat ****z over the pellets. Now it's the first to demand to be fed, and will tail slap everyone else near by because it's so eager to be fed anything.

Let then starve for a bit and they won't be picky.
I hear you. I have tried and I will try again sometime. Right now oscars are growing so fast it's scaring me.
 

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Just reporting in that the bass and oscars eat the minnows. I just feed occasionally. It helps fill the bass's tummy. Don't worry, the fish also eat pellets, sticks etc. and I also use vita-chem.
 
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