Where Can You Buy Live Foods? (in Canada)

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by -Sofia-, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. -Sofia-

    -Sofia-Valued MemberMember

    Hello fishlorians!
    I have had many threads about foods recently but now I've been thinking about live feeders but I don't know where to get them! I've seen on Amazon "brine shrimp eggs" but I don't know if I can trust it:p I'm also worried about parasites. Should I stick to freeze dried and frozen? Thank you in advance:)
     
  2. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Brine shrimp are generally fine to hatch, although you'll need to look into a hatchery. Fish tend to become dependent on it as well, so be careful with it. It's not always easy to keep a brine shrimp culture going, and if your fish won't accept any other food, you're in trouble.

    As for feeders, I wouldn't support that part of the hobby. Certain fish will only eat live (until they're trained to eat frozen), and that's fine. But if you can feed frozen, I'd opt for that. Depending on what fish you keep, you can go to a grocery store, buy some frozen shrimp, clams, tilapia, beef heart, beef liver, peas, etc. and blend it all together. Refreeze it, pack it into baggies, and then break off a chunk when you feed. Much better than flakes or pellets, IMO.
     
  3. Mary765

    Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    You can usually buy them at your lfs live if you want a short term solution but breeding live food is usually hard..

    You could try breeding snails and then crushing them before feeding (just an option if you don't want the hassle of a carefully balanced life food breeding environment)
     
  4. OP
    OP
    -Sofia-

    -Sofia-Valued MemberMember

    I guess I'll stick with what I have then, thank you!:)
     
  5. Anne79

    Anne79New MemberMember

  6. Mazeus

    MazeusWell Known MemberMember

    Have you tried ebay?
     
  7. Anne79

    Anne79New MemberMember

    I dont trust ebay for eels, come from lituania.. or russia... strange..