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    Hey for any of you who have out grown pellet's Sobey's has pacific shrimp 41-50 count on buy one get on free ...

    just went to grab a bag and ended up with a free one so i thought i would post it lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DevonC
    Hey for any of you who have out grown pellet's Sobey's has pacific shrimp 41-50 count on buy one get on free ...

    just went to grab a bag and ended up with a free one so i thought i would post it lol

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    I got them too...My cichlids really get into breeding mode after eating shrimp...especially the victorians. But I will be eating most of these suckers!
    I like the fish more than the hobby.

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    I was just dipping into them myself, going to grab a couple more bag's later i burn through the stuff, and me snacking isnt helping ..

    I feed them to my cichlid's as well, I toss them in whole still frozen for the Mbuna tank, and it's a great show, as they pick away at it, i find if i thaw it out they gobble it down much too quickly, when frozen i get a "cichlid ball" all of them packed together fomr every angle to chew on the shrimp
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    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
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    I never fed them to my vics until the other day, they love it even more than the mbuna. Maybe Ill film it next time. I do scallops sometimes aswell...but they dont love them as much. Im gonna try raw oysters soon...hopefully get them even heavier into breeding mode.
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    im gonna have to try these is it just like th shrimp rings?

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    no, they come in a bag.... Some come with the shell on, which is easy to remove... some come with it off.... depends on what you buy.. But they always came with head off, and deviened.

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    This particular sale has a package of dipping sauce attached to the bag, they are cooked and shelled. However, Sobeys frequently has buy one get one free for different types of shrimp items. The shrimp rings that often go for less than 3$ at superstore can be a cheap shrimp treat for your fish if sobeys is not around.
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    so shrimp rings would be fine also just remove the tails?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by randall
    so shrimp rings would be fine also just remove the tails?
    YUP.
    I like the fish more than the hobby.

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    yup same thing as a shrimp ring, i find the fish prefer cooked to raw as well, although i feed both

    make sure to chop it up for smaller fish,
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    Dont buy cooked..... buy raw/frozen

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Joey
    Dont buy cooked..... buy raw/frozen
    I was thinking about that I assumed that raw has more nutrients in it, are there any more reasons not to use cooked? Although they do seem to prefer cooked.
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    the texture is different... raw is generally more widley accepted. So is the "taste"

    Raw is nutritionally better.

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    only have cooked in my area

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    First i've heard of any of this joey, have any info to back it up ?

    the texture think i agree with , if feeding cooked it MUST be chopped up small enough to swallow or fish can shoke on the tougher meat. The preferencer i could argue , i feed both in every feeding and with my all my fish cooked is the more popular option but i'm sure every tank can be diffrent for what fish prefer. some wont even look at the raw shrimp if cooked is available.

    but if you have more information on the nuritional diffrences i'd be glad to read it,

    Komodo, i know MANY people who feed cooked, i've never heard anyone else say it's not good, even on this site where i've suggested it several times. I could see how cooking might break dont some compounds in the shrimp , but so could freezing so i'll wait to see if joey has some info on the matter but i wouldnt let that stop me from feeding cooked
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
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    i have heard that before i have made it to this site, and the reason i was given was it does not offer nutritional value, and feeding cooked shrimp negates the purpose of feeding it since it has very little to no nutrients and is just turned in to waste ie: phosphates and nitrates. that's what i was told, which makes sense to me cooking takes the nutritional value out of alot of foods
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    ya, you can get that info by punching it into Google and reading it on other forums, and even then it’s not a common topic. I don’t argue that cooking could lessen nutritional value, I'm curious how much, and in what way's, It could be based in some truth, but it could also just be people who think “ya that makes sense” then spread it online with no background research.

    I try not to be convinced by seeing a few people say it online, there are thousands of FACTS out there on the internet that have absolutely no basis in truth. Not saying this is one of them just wondering if anyone has any information to back it up ? I wasn’t asking to be difficult i was hoping someone actually has the nutritional breakdown to compare as I can't find it,
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    i have been using cooked shrimp as treats for about 10 or 15 years now.
    couple times a month thing since 4 cooked shrimp cost around 60 cents.
    It is not their true diet in my case, just a treat just like chips are a treat for me, certainly not my diet though,lol.
    I normally give them shrimp a few days before a water change, just in case there is a mess.

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    just been googleing it for a bit, found these link's,

    it's a pretty cool comparison , still havnt had a chance to research it too much, but here's the most detailed breakdown i can find so far

    Cooked Shrimp 100 g- http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fin ... cts/4174/2

    Raw Shrimp 100g - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fin ... cts/4172/2
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    yeah i don't know personally, i was just going by what i was told i would like to see the evidence as well
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