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why not fresh water fish?

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I have read in a few places that you shouldn't feed your octo freshwater fish. I was wondering why that was. The only thing I could come up with was the possibility of them being raised in Copper treated water.
Is the rule the same for ghost shrimp as well?
 

joel_ang

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Its not because the fish have no nutrients in them, but rather, the nutrients in them are inadequete for cephs.Copper treated water is also one of the reasons.
 

Thales

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I cant find it in a search, but does anyone have any data on FW animals not having the right balance of whatever for SW animals to eat?
 
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