Originally Posted by willow
another food question(don't want to start new thread)
i have bought some prawns(on special at Tesco) yum yum
and i thought i would share with my fishie friends,
do i need to do anything to them
or do i just pop them in ?
I have fed raw peeled and washed prawns before.
I did take the entrails out of the back of the prawns before feeding them.
Once the fishies get "used to knowing what they are" they appear to really enjoy them.
If a prawn was not fully eaten and began "turning a milky white" I removed it from the tank (this generally occurred within 24 hours) [I believe that most folks would say to remove any uneaten portion at the end of 3 hours but I did not find this necessary].
After only minor experience I was able to cut a prawn into a size which would be fully consumed within 24 hours.
I am "not whoofing at all" about "that removing business" when they begin turning milky white. Although "yum yum" for the fishies when fresh these are "nasty little devils" when they turn milky white. Even with the quantity of biological filtration media which I have in my tank (and no measurable concentration of ammonia or nitrites could be observed) a detectable odor began emanating from the tank water.
I very rarely feed them "plain" now as my fishies seem to enjoy them more when they are substituted for beef heart in my home made recipes (I believe that this is primarily due to the "bite size pieces" absorbing the garlic flavor).