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Question on a few foods.

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Water' started by Klabelle, May 12, 2013.

  1. Klabelle

    Klabelle "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Hey guys, it's been awhile.
    USually i give my crabs fresh food, but I've had a hard time doing so after the past month due to travel.

    I was looking into some foods and was inquiring if these were alright to feed them.

    food 1:
    Salmon Meal, Wheat Gluten, Brewers Dried Yeast, Shrimp Meal, Krill Meal, Feeding Oat Meal, Plankton Meal, Spirulina, Lecithin, Calcium Carbonate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized source of vitamin C), Niacin, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, DL-Tocopherol-Acetate (source of vitamin E), Choline Chloride, Added Colors: Carotene Color, Natural Astaxanthin, Iron Oxide, Algae Meal.

    food 2:
    Fish Concentrate, Potato Starch, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Soybean Oil, Spirulina, Choline Chloride, Betaine Anhydrous, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized source of vitamin C), Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols, Beta Carotene, Natural Astaxanthin, Algae Meal, Inositol, Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin, Niacinamide, D-calcium-pantothenate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3.

    food 3:
    Dried seaweed meal, wheat flour, fish meal, krill meal, cuttlefish meal, DHA oil, hydrolized vegetable sucrose polyesters, sodium alginate, brewers dried yeast, lecithin, clam extract, DL-methionine, astaxanthin, vitamins (including stabilized vitamin C) and minerals.
     
  2. vckums

    vckums Moderator

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    I only searched a few of the added ingredients. I honestly would skip the first food based on this alone. (Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex)
    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=menadione

    The others seem to have added synthetic proteins, which means there's not enough natural proteins in the food.

    Personally I'd skip it and just find some dried ingredients and make your own mix.
     
  3. Klabelle

    Klabelle "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Thanks! I wasn't sure, those are all actually fish foods for color enhancing. Poor fish!
    I work at a super market and go back to work soon so I will just give them stuff from work like I used to do.
     
  4. emmac350

    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    You can find plenty of dried stuff around your area. Check your pet store for dried shrimp or krill. Save eggshells from making eggs at home and use those for calcium. Nuts and dried fruits are usually pretty easy to find non-adulterated ones. Seaweed flakes from the fish section - I have found ones without crazy ingredients before at my pet stores.
     
  5. Klabelle

    Klabelle "Second Molt In Progress"

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    i live out in the woods emmac, town is 20mins away and i don't drive, i rely on my boyfriend for transportation, i can't give them anything outside because it is all pine and the closest petstore that sells dried food is an hour away, the ones nearby only sell cat, rodent and dog food :) I was gonna order them online while they were on sale but I can get actual food since i work at a grocery store
     

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