Can I Feed My Fish Bread?
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:17 AM
i was wondering if i could feed my fish white bread because i want to give them a treat must get abit boring always eating fish flakes but if i feed them bread will it give them stomach problems
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:46 AM
so can you only give them the crumbs?
sorry, dunno, only ever given them crumbs.
My gran used to give my Koi large chunks of bread and they ate it happily, as well as cereals.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:53 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:57 AM
Bloodworm (live or frozen or both)
Frozen Peas (cooked and deshelled)
Wafers (if corys etc.)
Of course there are many more, I'm not sure bread would add anything too beneficial to their diet so why not pick from the wide range of things listed above. You'll have much happier healthier fish. I sometimes think I provide my fish with more variety than I even get!!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:13 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:28 AM
I used to feed bread crumbs, but you have to make sure the bread soaked in tank water before you feed it to the fish.
Daphnia isn very good for fish as it helps the fish to digest its food.
Beef heart bad for fish so I've read.
Edited by Wilder, 28 February 2008 - 09:28 AM.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:31 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:36 AM
Also Wilder... where did you hear beefheart is bad? I feed beefheart that i get frozen from the LFS, I have never heard that it is bad. Please let me know because I will stop feeding it if it is, I just thought it helped carnivores grow?!?
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:39 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:02 AM
Pictus catfish aren't very fusssy when it comes to food although they go crazy for bloodworm. Ours eat pellets, bloodworm, flake and most frozen food.
Have you got a Pictus?
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:06 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:09 AM
Sorry Lola but I wouldn't leave cucumber in the tank for more than about 8 hours. I made the mistake of leaving some in my tank overnight and the following morning my nitrites were sky high!
I'm suprised you've never seen daphnia... next time you got to your LFS ask if they have any live or frozen food. I'd be suprised if they didn't. Live food can stay alive in your fridge for around 5 days so don't stock up too much on that. As for cucumber you can only try. Lots of people say their fish like spinach but mine wont touch it I think you just have to experiment. Put some cucumber in, weigh it down so it sinks and leave it for 24 hours. When you pull it out you'll see if they've eaten it or not!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:16 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:20 AM
Are you planning on upgrading your tank?
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:27 AM
As for the cucumber I always leave it in for 24 hours, it takes them a bit of time to find it and i think they like it a little soggy Stang1 I think maybe it was coincidence about the cucumber as there is no reason that leaving cucumber in a tank for 24 hours should raise nitrites.
Also forgot to say... do you feed you catfish algae wafers because this is an important component in their diet and most fish love them too providing an easy way to get your fish eating some veg!
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:31 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:33 AM
Edited by Wilder, 28 February 2008 - 10:33 AM.
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