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Old 12-23-2006, 12:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Fish food and Copper sulfate

I agree with trenac in that a perfect fish would need a variety of form of food available to them: live, flake, pellet, frozen, freeze-dried, wafer, whatever. Variety is good.

I agree with Aaron on the quality of Spectrum. That's some good stuff, but it does contain copper...

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Originally Posted by dyckster View Post

Why is there copper in any fish food? It's not there on purpose is it?
Copper sulfate is an all-purpose fish and tank treatment and fish preventative. It functions as an algae-cide, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and fights protozoa and other parasites. Its added to fish foods as a commonality for its many uses. However, it is toxic to shrimp, so its vital to check those labels. One feeding isn't going to kill them, but read the labels...
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