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post #1 of 6 Old 09-02-2008, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Can I feed them prawns?

Hi everyone I'm new to this forum. I've read somewhere that you can feed freshwater tropicals on prawns, I like to give my fish a varied diet, lots of veggies etc and was wondering if anyone here feeds their fish on prawns or if anyone believes its beneficial to the fish.


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post #2 of 6 Old 09-02-2008, 02:45 PM
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what fish do you have. ?
i have fed prawns to my fish on the odd occasion.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-03-2008, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, Ive got 5 clown loaches a big plec, an upside down cat and some gouramis and neon tetras. I like feeding them new things but i dont want to give them anything that wont agree with them.


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post #4 of 6 Old 09-03-2008, 07:46 AM
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I believe the only downfall to prawns is that they have a really high salt content right?

If they are frozen I'm pretty sure you just have to thaw them and rinse them off really good.

I don't think your pleco would benefit from them though.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-03-2008, 10:40 AM
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yeah i guess they would prefer a big chunk of
cucumber,like i said though,very rare treat,that's about it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-03-2008, 07:48 PM
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How big are your loaches? They might enjoy the prawn if they're decently sized. I don't think you'd need to go out of your way to feed prawns to the fish you listed, but if you're just experimenting and want to offer them a treat, I don't see that it could hurt anything. Just be sure to remove it if your fish don't eat it right away as it could add a substantial amount of ammonia to your tank when it starts to decay.

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