Originally Posted by hensleyjk
Frozen and freeze dried is worlds apart from true live foods. Like Brookster said keeping LIVE food can be a pita, whether its a culture of worms, or a tank of feeder fish. When I was around 10 years old I kept a bunch of crickets and meal worms for an Iguana I had because the closest place to buy them was over an hour away. I wouldn't do it again. Only live food I deal with now is earthworms because I can keep them in my refrigerator and buy them at local gas stations and bait shops. Frozen and freeze dried is much easier. No different than feeding flakes IMO
Well this does bring me on to my next question and hopefully, point really. Why do you feel that true live foods are so much better than freeze or frozen. I mean, it's obvious to me.
I see so many feeding these foods and I wonder if there is any nutritional or beneficial value to them at all. Since most frozen and freeze dried go through lots of different sterilising techniques.
@brookster. It's awesome that you feed live foods. I suppose my title question is confusing because the point or question I am trying to ask was centred around the preserved foods rather than the live. I think in order for the fish to get the best nutritional value from live foods, earthworms freshly dug up would be a safe bet.
Does feeding the scuds man made pellets not also defeat the object to a certain extent? I'm just curious.
I suppose I am likening freeze and frozen to a microwave meal and the earthworms to an organic meal.
I'm thinking of getting some un-dyed squats from a bait shop and using them as a live food but again it all depends what those are fed on too.
That brings my attention to pellets and flakes. What would be the easiest, cheapest and most organic way to feed fish?
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