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Old 08-23-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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What human food is "good" for fish?

I know often I've heard of people giving fish cucumbers and zuchini and stuff, I sometimes give my fish meat (scantly) but what other types of human food are "good" for fish?
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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I've fed mine stuff like beefheart and they loved it and they seemed fine.
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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fruits like oranges or water melon or very ripe cantelop/other melons. Beefheart, liver and other "left over" organs are also edible, though I would not leave them in the tank for long and would only feed that on days I was cleaning the tank.
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:40 PM   #4
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Peas are supposed to be very good for fish. I've given my fish some frozen spinach (yes, I thawed it first :P ) and they really liked it.

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mine it what i eat, cooked or not.. so long as the meat doesn't have herbs and spices on it, they love it..prefer it fresh though.
chicken, ham, steak, bacon, even spare ribs they love to suck on.
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I put in a banana slice and my loaches loved it, don't know about other fish though.
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Mine'll attack pretty much anything I put in, but if they do'nt like it they leave it to davey jones locker X3
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Just discovered mine love corn. Even my betta, who I thought was more of a carnivour. I boiled it, peeled it, chopped it into bite-sized pieces, and hand fed the little guys. I think Mr. Betta (Maybe it's time to actually name my fish) got more than his fare share, he looks fat now.
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I hope I'm not stealing the thread, but I think this is relevant to the topic. Should we be careful when introducing new food to fish like you should when you change you cat or dog's food?
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Nah, I dont mind

No idea o.o
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:42 PM   #13
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Should we be careful when introducing new food to fish like you should when you change you cat or dog's food?
if it's food MADE for human consumption yes, i'd say so, pellets and flakes and stuff made for fish, i wouldn't bother with..they're obviously made for the fishes stomach to cope with..
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Do you mean "made for humans" as processed or prepared foods? I wouldn't think fish would have a problem with natural veggies and the like.
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yea i mean, things like mince, polony, processed ham and such.
they way i think is that there could be parasites in them which in small doses may not be harmful for humans but could be harmful for fish..

the food i listed before i only give to my fish if it is not processed
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hmm just thought i'd add:
at the risk of being hypocritical, I also feed them, 3 times a week, Kangaroo mince, which is made for dogs.
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at the risk of being hypocritical, I also feed them, 3 times a week, Kangaroo mince, which is made for dogs.
But kangaroo mince is really not that different to feeding beef heart to discus and other cichlids.........
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When I was a kid, I remember watching my brother feed potato chips and onion dip to his fish. They ate it and seemed to like it, but I would NOT recommend this!

Back on topic, any vegetable that has been blanched or par boiled is great for fish. The short cooking step is there simply to make the veggie softer and easier for the fish to eat.

Legumes (peas, beans) and whole grains (barley, oats) should be OK so long as they're well cooked and soft enough for the fish to eat.

Cooked meat really shouldn't pose a threat to fish. I mean, most fish are omnivores in the wild and wouldn't pass up a meaty meal. You need to be careful that you don't foul up the water with the fats present in the meat. Also, remove uneaten meat pronto, or you will get a ammonia spike. I would only offer meat very very sparingly.

I would avoid baked goods and sweets. Empty calories lacking the nutrition that most fish require. Fish need more protein than carbs.
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I sometimes feed my Oscars raw shrimp and they really like it.
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i'm gonna have to try that , but mine wont even eat floating pellets they are that picky.
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