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Old 07-29-2015, 02:09 PM   #1
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Can I feed my fish live ants?

Hey guys, my house is having a bit of an ant problem right now and I was wondering if I could feed my fish ants when I find them. My diamond tetras are more that capable of eating them.


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Crunchie snacks? I honestly have no idea but I myself am going to guess no.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:46 PM   #3
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As far as flyfishing goes, when there is no prevalent hatch going on, tie on an ant.
I've fed them to my oscar before. He did seem to enjoy the crunch.

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Hey guys, my house is having a bit of an ant problem right now and I was wondering if I could feed my fish ants when I find them. My diamond tetras are more that capable of eating them.


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As long as you don't put down any poisons or repellents of any kind I don't see why not.


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Go for it man!


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It's a natural diet, so I guess why not? Just make sure you don't feed poisoned ants to the fish!
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Seems alright. Give my diamond tetras a treat before selling them so I can have a sparkling gourami species tank


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fish eat insects in the wild so I don't see why not , just be sure you know where there coming from and haven't been exposed to any insectisides
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I tried a google search on this and it has mixed answers. It looks like the majority say why not , also warn about ants that might contain toxins and ones that might have come in contact with any type of poison. Myself ; although in nature sure they eat ants but I'll pass at home.
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I have a friend who's has some ant farms, maybe I can ask him for some ants.


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