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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
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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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