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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSidedSPR View Post
    WHAT

    Really?? Those look so different
    Those are "baby" silversides Jesse. I've never seen them sold like that. I've always used silversides that were 3-6 inches long and look like this:


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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    I see. Yeah that's what I get too

    Quote Originally Posted by ConcinnusMan View Post
    Those are "baby" silversides Jesse. I've never seen them sold like that. I've always used silversides that were 3-6 inches long and look like this:


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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    The fry are great for baby snakes and I take adults and chop them in half for the big snakes!
    Mother of many snakes and a beautiful baby girl! I am also a polymer clay artist!


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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    I wanna find the fry now. My adult won't eat em so not having to chop them would be cool

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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    *Sighhh* I've been going around trying to find the adults because all I have are the baby ones...maybe we should just somehow trade.
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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    I would think that the fry wouldn't have as much calcified bone as the adults.

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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    Apparently some PetSmarts around here have the Sally's brand. Now I'm annoyed that the three in my immediate area don't.
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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    Quote Originally Posted by snakehill View Post
    I just bought silversides for the first time. Are they extremely smelly or did I get a bad bunch?
    It really wouldn't matter if they are a bit rancid. That won't hurt your snakes at all. If you bought them frozen from a pet store and they are sold as carnivorous fish food, they are the thiaminase-free kind. Arctic Pond Smelt, which really isn't a true smelt, and really doesn't live in ponds. It's a saltwater fish.

    They are thoroughly rinsed in, and sometimes packed in, fresh water. No worries about salt content. SF Bay brand are supplemented with vitamins/minerals BTW so if your snakes are eating that brand, there's no need to give them additional supplements.

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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    Quote Originally Posted by kimbosaur View Post
    Apparently some PetSmarts around here have the Sally's brand. Now I'm annoyed that the three in my immediate area don't.
    I prefer the Sally's flats. They smell fresher, look fresher because they are packed in water, and are not supplemented. The SF Bay brand are merely vacuum sealed dry, and have added supplements.

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    Re: Smelt & silversides

    The silversides I purchased are "Ocean Nutrition" brand. I got them at Petco. They are sold as fish food.
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