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Old 05-10-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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can u feed live insects from the garden to the fish??

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Old 05-10-2004, 05:09 PM   #2
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I don't recommend live food. It can introduce all kinds of harmful bacteria and other chemicals to the tank, but this is a somewhat debated topic.
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I agree - the risk of introducing pesticides is too great. If you want to provide a live insect diet, look into getting some crickets or fruitfly cultures at your lfs.
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There are certain foods you can culture at home, or use frozen foods such as brine shrimp or blood worms. What kind of fish do you have?
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I've been meaning to ask about feeding fish fruit flies, I culture them every weeks 11 cultures for my frogs, some week I have them over produce would it be allright to feed a few to my danios?
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Since you are culturing them and if they are kept away from chemicals, it should be fine.
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I just fed my puffer a cricket for the first time a couple days ago... but it was from the lfs. they must have had a problem because there were a lot of them just jumping all over the store. so i picked one up. 8)

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How did the puffer like it?
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I culture wingless fruit flies and my cichlids love them!
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I feed my Oscars crickets all the time.
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