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Has Anyone Used Cyclops-Eeze

9 years 2 months ago #30228 by Fishnut2
Frozen will sink right to the bottom, and is about 1/3 the price of freeze-dried. 750 grams frozen to 100 grams freeze-dried.

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9 years 4 months ago #29448 by teachskip
Rehydrating the Cyclop-eeze also helps it sink to the bottom-feeding fry as the dry stuff tends to float. I also agree that it isn't as tiny as one would like and very small fry can't seem to eat it.

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9 years 4 months ago #29447 by BlueThunder
Thanks for all your help.  It just seemed weird to me that freeze dried could cause that much problem.  I've used freeze dried foods in the past with great success, but then again the particles weren't so fine, and the little buggers really packed their stomachs full.  It hurt just to look at them.  I will hydrate from now on.

Water changes aren't a problem.  I do a 70 & 80% change on all my tanks every other day.

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9 years 4 months ago #29433 by mikeg2929
I am a big fan of frozen, but not freeze dried cyclops eeze.

I have used both.  Frozen rocks.  I would take the freeze dried stuff, add it to water and then feed it one hour later. 

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9 years 4 months ago #29432 by Kegger22
also remember heavy protein means heavy waste so you'll have to W/C a bit more to keep up

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9 years 4 months ago #29431 by WaterRat
Thanks.  That was my assumption.  I have never used this stuff before but the nutritional analysis looked impressive so I thought I would give it a try.  The fish seem to love it (maybe a little too much). I'm figuring I can avoid this in the future by re-hydrating the stuff before feeding.  My losses have slowed, but three days later I'm still loosing a few fish.

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9 years 4 months ago #29426 by dragonkeeper
Food swelling in the stomach is a distinct possibility, and it will cause problems when the fish has gorged itself and there is no room for the stomach to expand.

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9 years 4 months ago #29424 by BlueThunder
Greetings,

Recently, I purchased a large container of Cyclops-Eeze, but the can came with no feeding instructions. It is supposed to be super-high in protein and I have been using it as a food supplement along with Spectrum pellets and frozen foods for my fry (less than 1"). The container did not have any feeding instructions, so I have been feeding it as I would a pellet or flake. The fish seem to love it and stuff themselves. One of my questions is "Does this food need to be re-hydrated before use?" I have my fry tanks set up with automatic fish-feeders to make sure they have food while I'm at work. Most of the time, my small angels will stuff themselves so much that they look like they're going to explode and you can see the bright orange food in their stomachs. Every once in a while, I'll find a few small angels dead at the bottom of the tank. Other than their stomachs are completely full, there are no other obvious reason why they died. Earlier this week, I had a feeder malfunction while at work, and about three times the normal food was dumped into the tank. The peas-sized angels obviously gorged themselves, as when I got home, they were so full they could hardly swim. I removed the excess food and did a 90% water change. Last night, there were about two dozen dead baby angels with their stomachs obviously distended with food. This morning there was another dozen or so dead babies. Is is possible that when fed dry and eaten by smaller fish, the Cyclops-Eeze absorbs water and swells enough to kill the fish? This has only happened with my angelfish fry. Has anyone else had this happen?

Thanks

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