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  1. 2balive

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    Is there any shop in Cape Town that sells live food? Most pet shops in Jhb has at least brine shrimps and blood worm, but have not seen any around in Cape Town?
     
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    not that i have seen
     
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    Len the only place is not a sponsor but they only culture Daphnia. So not much live food happening here unless you culture your own.
     
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    Doesn't brine shrimp only have nutritional value for like a couple of hours after hatching? Better to do your own...
     
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    Yip, not great food, but helps new fish into feeding. Also got great family spectator value :p
     
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    Brine shrimp have a high nutritional value for the first 12 hours after hatching , and even better if the eggs are decapsulated. The Brine shrimp can however then be enriched and fed at any other time.

    I currently feed up to three day's old brine shrimp. In Jhb live older brine shrimp can be purchased and although most are fed directly to the tanks, these too can be enriched.

    If you are in Cape Town a trip to the ocean at low tide and even better at night will deliver some rewarding live food cultures without much effort.

    Andre
     
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    1- Do I need a permit to collect "food culture"? If yes, which one, bait?

    2- Is it OK to use cold water critters and "drop" them into tropical water?

    3- Always worried about contamination/red tide/supper bugs/something taking over my tank. Am I just paranoid (more than normal)?

    4- Jhb has a roaring trade in live food, can someone pls start it in Cape Town, you can make money!

    My son got scared for live when I bought [his] sea-monkeys and fed it [his pets] to the fish the first time.
     
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    1 - you need a permit to take anything from the sea. Think the "bait" one is the closest there is for taking pods

    2 - Most will be fine and adapt to the higher temp. Youll be collecting from rockpools where the critters are used to huge temp swings

    3 - Maybe slightly paranoid, but it is still a valid concern.

    4 - i agree!
     
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    It may be easier to just come and hunt more pods in your tank?:022:
     
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    you mean get me to hunt them for you :p
     
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    Owners get so protective over their tanks. Some hunting methods are more robust then others.:gun_bandana:
     
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    @perkypetssuperstore here.. culture live food david..
     
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