Feeding and Nutrition :: Salmon??

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:40 am   Salmon??

Is it true that salmon is a natural color enhancer??It says so on omega one turtle pellet.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:50 am   Re: Salmon??

I've not heard about it... though if it's used in small quantities, I'm not sure what effect it will really have.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:31 pm   Re: Salmon??

Wild salmon contains astaxanthin, which is chemically related to beta-carotene, which does enhance red/orange/yellow coloration. To be honest, color isn't exactly something that most turtles are "famous" for--so I wouldn't make any food purchases based on color enhancement claims. That being said, Omega One makes a very healthy diet regardless of the carotenoid issue.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:24 am   Re: Salmon??

But does it do any effect on my turtle?
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:19 pm   Re: Salmon??

Yes it is but will have little to no effect on your turtles color. It's fine to feed some to your turtle. No worries....
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