Shrimp should also not be fed too often since if I remember correctly they contain the same vitamin inhibiting compounds as goldfish but not as much. as a treat I think it works
thanks for this info.FYI ....... anchovies are a very fatty fish, IMO they should only be fed sparingly, and not as the main staple, certainly not to warm water species such a bichirs.
there's a lot of them. isn't fish oil also from fish fat?Fish Meal, Krill Meal, Starch, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Soybean Meal, Fish Oil, Wheat Flower, Dried Seaweed Meal, Spirulina, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Astaxanthin, Canthaxanthin, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), Inositol, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Oil, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitatmin B12 Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Red 3 (Artificial Color).
I still have people tell me silica sand is bad for aquatic life lol.I don't feed raw fish, so probably best if other members here assist you with that. Generally speaking, stay away from the small bony fish, as they also tend to be very high in fat content. This would be fine for a cold water species such as say sturgeon, but not warm water species that come from Africa. That excess fat will do FAR more harm to a fish over the long haul, than any of the trace minerals used in commercial vitamin premixes.
BTW - funny story I will add. Years ago I recall someone on a forum getting very concerned because on their bag of play sand there was a sticker stating that it could cause cancer, so they were warning others to immediately remove it from their tanks. What they didn't realize is that the sand was totally inert once it was under water, and that it was only a safety issue if one was inhaling the dust.
Any clue what the best way to go about this is? I've been cutting tilapia up into a cup and dumping some vitachem, giving it a good stir and feeding 5 minutes later. I'm just curious if marinating this stuff would have a big impact on vitamin absorption or otherwise.At the very least if feeding raw I would supplement with a liquid presoak of Boyd Vitachem or similar, 3-4 times per week.