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Tropical Sextet - is it all safe?

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I went to buy frozen blood worms today but the shop didn't have any so I got "Monkfield Nutrition - Tropical Sextet" instead.
It contains white, black and red mosquito larvae (red ones are blood worms I suppose and white ones glass worms...?)
Then there's daphnia, mysis and artemia. They are in separate cubes. Are all these things safe to feed to aquatic newts?

Thanks for your advice!

(I did a quick search and would say these things are probably good but I haven't used them before and want to be 100% sure.)




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The only concern would be the Mysis and the Artemia. As salt water species, if used abundantly they can be a problem because of their contents of salts and various elements. Used sparangly they should be ok. The other stuff is all good, although some animals donīt really get into eating frozen Daphnia. Also, in my experience, the Mysis are a messy food and about half of it is left untouched, but each animal is a world xD



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Thank you!
I will try all of it (I mean try feeding it...I am not actually tempted myself - it's only a couple of cubes of the weird stuff. I'll schedule it before tank clean-up.



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I used the white mosquito larvae yesterday and I don't think I'll repeat that. I defrosted the cube and put some into the tank and they floated. I thought I would have to clean the tank because of this. Luckily the newts picked the food from the water surface without any problems... but today I found two absolutely disgusting living mosquito larvae swimming in the tank.



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