Feed fish Sea Monkeys?

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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    LOL I had a kit growing up. I always thought they were just imaginary. I don't think ours ever hatched.
     
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    There just brine shrimp.
     
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    Yes, but apparently they do originate from lake beds. I just looked at this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea-Monkeys

    This might be a good idea if they are ich free. I've heard it said that live brine shrimp can be a source of ich.
     
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    I also had them growing up...they may be ich free, but have no nutritional value.
     
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    Yeah but they have feelings. :toothy12:
     
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    sea monkeys are literally just brine shrimp. they hardly any nutritional value... you might as well try a nice PE or hikari mysis shrimp.

    ich isn't the bubonic plague, just throwing that out there, take it as you will.
     
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    anyone remember this one? lol


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    Seriously though, even though the nutritional value is low you could easily add some selcon to some before you feed and make a great food for mandarin or any other fish that needs the live food in the beginning.
     
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    My kids had a couple of those sea monkey kits they got from wal-mart.
    One kits never hatched,the other 2,well lets just say my fish LOVED the live brine shrimp:D
     
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    I feed my fish live baby brine shrimp once in a while. Yeah it has no nutritional value, but I think it's fun and exciting for them! Mental enrichment, you know! As long as it's not the ONLY thing they're eating, there's no harm in them eating sea monkeys on a regular basis. I hatch mine in a soda bottle with an airstone. The fish go CRAZY when I dump them in the tank.
     
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