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Tetra fauna

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by keris hermies, Jun 18, 2007.

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  1. vckums

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    Keep an eye on it for mold. Once it starts to mold toss it out.
     
  2. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    So exactly how long can you keep it in there then?
     
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    It depends on the item. Strawberries mold very quickly. Inthe morning I can see the beginnings of mold. I keep dry foods in there for a few days or more. Usually it doesnt last long enough. I add fresh stuff daily.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    When you mean by dry like what?Oatmeal?Dried fruit?Etc.
     
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    dried shrimp,chicken,veggies, seaweed. I have a fresh food bowl and a dry food bowl in their tank. That way there's always food in there.

    For example tonight they got (dry dish) coconut,rose petals,krill and (fresh dish) apple,mango and chicken
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    It's definitely worth feeding them the safe foods....even if you feel you're wasting some. I do what Vckums does....keep a "dry dish" mix with one or two of the "freeze-dried" foods (Hikari Bio Pure brand), either seaweed or spirulina powder, and a calcium source.....which I change every other day. Then I keep a "fresh" dish with some type of "treat" from the safe food list which I change daily. The crabs love it and they get brighter colors with each molt. Keep in mind, sometimes it takes a few times of being exposed to a new food before crabs will seem to "like" it. So, keep trying....it's worth it
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    That's what I'm doing now.:) Only fruits & veggies.& meat.& flowers.
     
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