LFS with chopped squid?

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  1. Jucksta

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    Where do people buy squid chunks here in the cities? I know I bought some flat packs a while ago, but can't remember where. I was hoping I won't have to drive to Mntka Petco, WOF and SWE tomorrow.

    My rbta's hate silversides.

    Anyone buy from a local grocery, freeze and chop up themselves or use an alternative?
     
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    Go to coastal seafoods. A great little market that you can get fresh seafood at. Or buy calamari tubes frozen too.
     
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    +1 to coastal. Check there website for deals. Each day they have specials. Eating salmon from there tonight!
     
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    They were our source for fresh seafood at the last restaurant I was at. A great group of guys over there.
     
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    Way back when I had my moray eel, I would buy boxes of frozen squid from Cub Foods; but that was 20 years ago.
    The squid was already cleaned and was easy to chop into bite-sized chunks when slightly thawed.
     
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    Last time when I bought from the grocery, I put it into the cuisinart... It turned into goo. Yeah, rather unpleasant. I then tried to salvage it by freezing it. Of course when it thawed it was still goo. I never even tried to feed it, seem like it would just gunk up the tank.

    I will try to freeze first this time. I'll try the local cub, but otherwise I'll trek over to Coastal tomorrow.

    Do rbta like anything other than squid?
     
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    Yeah... I should've mentioned that I would chop the squid by hand into slices.
    Power appliances and squid don't play well together.
     
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    Picking up the frozen stuff is easiest. Let it slack out just a touch, then cut thin ribbons with a sharp knife. Be careful though, look out for the quills, and beaks. It'll look like pieces of tough plastic in the tubes...
     
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    I have been thinking about adding a RBTA and the things I have found from my research is people feeding them raw shrimp, clams and oysters beside the squid.
     
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    When I had my RBTA, I really didn't target feed it that much.
    The anemone would catch pieces of the frozen foods when I broadcast fed the fish in the tank or the the clownfish would bring pieces back to the anemone. Whether the clownfish intended on feeding the anemone, I'm not sure. But the when the clownfish would bring back larger pieces and have to spit them in/out to fit into their mouths, sometimes the anemone nabbed the food first.
    If I did feed, I fed krill. I thought the pigments in the krill would benefit the anemone; i.e. flamingos.
     
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    Yeah mine didn't seem to be fans of krill, though with what you said about not target feeding, perhaps I was offering too much.
     
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    Bought a RBTA at SWE yesterday. Today it was eating Hikari frozen Jumbo Mysis Shrimp


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    Sun foods local Asian market is where I used to get it. I used to add to fish food recipe but no longer because hard to cut in fish bite sizes.
     

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