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    Grocery store oysters/mussels?

    Just wondering if I'm crazy to want to put oysters/mussels from the grocery store in my tank as food for my trigger and/or decorations? Is this insane or a cheaper way to fill the tank and feed hungry triggers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbalove59 View Post
    Just wondering if I'm crazy to want to put oysters/mussels from the grocery store in my tank as food for my trigger and/or decorations? Is this insane or a cheaper way to fill the tank and feed hungry triggers?
    Welcome to AquariaCanada!

    No you are not crazy. Many people make their own fish food using fish/mussels from the seafood counter.

    What kind of triggers do you have?
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    as long as its uncooked and raw you should be fine.
    and yes.. alot cheaper.
    I do the same for my fish food recipes.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Thanks for the replies. I will likely try soon. Do you put them in shell and all, or chop them up and feed that way? I thought the trigger may like to munch on the shells too.

    I have an Undulated trigger that I don't want to eat the rest of my fish. I bought it on impulse without doing any research first, probably not the best plan. I have since bought a fish encyclopedia and will plan out fiuture purchases well in advance.

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    with big fish.. sure leave whole.
    with regular fish like tangs etc I run the shrimps throught the blender.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I actually have a friend of mine that works at the seafood counter bring me oyster on his way home from work every so often, I just pop em open and freeze the meat. The shells are pretty good to frag to as well, I never end up using more then one oyster in one feeding because of my species choices, so freezing works well.
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