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Why do smelt smell so bad??? I know they're not named smelt b/c of how they smell. Atleast I don't think so. Everytime I defrost them for my rbps I gag.
 

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I guess it depends on the brand you get. I got some fresh ones and they absolutly stink. I've had 3 different types of frozen bagged ones (smelts with heads and others that are gutted without heads). The smelts that are gutted without heads actually do not smell much. I believe they are called "Omstead Cleaned Smelts". If you can find those pick them up cause they are not bad and all my fish love them.
 

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i can second that i get cleaned smelt and it doesnt smell at all. my red bellies love it
I 3rd that, my silver sides smell a heck of alot worse..
the smelt i get has their heads cut off and bellies gutted...
maybe thats why..
How do you guys prep them? cut into strips? or just throw in whole?
 

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Well that's weird b/c I used to feed them whole smelt, now I buy the cleaned smelt and they smell even worse! If I can find it, I think I'll go back to the whole smelt. I think the guts and brain probably add a bit more nutrients.
 

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Well that's weird b/c I use
 
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