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Freeze Dried vs Frozen foods

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:09 am
by Photoman
Hi I have articles that said freeze dried food for has no nutrients. Frozen food is better. Than I read they are the same. What does the form readers think. Also how long does flake or pellet food last before nutrients are no long in the food? thanks

Re: Freeze Dried vs Frozen foods

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:45 pm
by PVT-Kanaka
My freshwater tropical fish eat a variety of freeze dried foods and some flakes. They have done fine, with Ol' Fred the Angelfish living 12 years on that diet. Mbuna, kribs, and angelfish have all spawned, and I suspect some of my egg scatterers have, too. Granted, I enjoy "bread and butter fish," but I their longevity over the years would point towards "thrive" and not just "survive" on this diet. As a caveat, Oldest Daughter tried to condition B. splendens and cherry barbs on this diet to induce spawning. No joy. Whether this was diet or some other factor, cannot say.

Eric

Re: Freeze Dried vs Frozen foods

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:06 pm
by Crazygar
Freeze dried, while have some nutrients, but Frozen would retain more.

Freeze drying removes quite a bit of the nutrients. Compare packages when you can visit an LFS. Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp vs Frozen Brine Shrimp is a great example.

Gary

Re: Freeze Dried vs Frozen foods

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:45 pm
by Photoman
Thanks to all of you.