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heather

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I saw some frozen plankton cubes in a fish store today. The package said it was suitable for all salt and freshwater carnivorous fish. Any one ever try this, or have opinions on whether or not I should give it a go? The clerk told me that all the fish he has fed plankton to really ate it up
Thanks, Heather
 

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I haven't ever tried plankton on amphibians or carnivorous fish, but in my experience it is just a liquid you put in reef tanks for filter feeders. I'm not sure any amphibians would be able to eat it. If that helps...?
 

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Zoo plankton can be quite large (Daphnia are zoo plankton) so why not.
 

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I feed my axies large chunks of krill, which is generally about twice the size of the ocean plankton sold for fish. I really don't think that there is much difference between the two except for size, and they both have excellent nutritional profiles.
 

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It's comprised of marine organisms, so I wouldn't use it as a staple for freshwater animals, but very good as an occasional addition to diet. Most aquatic salamanders accept it eagerly, great for small species and young animals as breaks up into tiny pieces...a good way to provide nutritional variety to animals for whom there are not many options.

I have some amphibian nutrition articles posted at:
http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatreptileblog
 
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    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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