10-15-2010, 05:31 AM
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Tell you what, Just keep buying the feeder fish and it won't be long before you introduce parasite and or bacterial pathogens unknown to your tank. Fish will die from introduced disease (your fault), and then you will be able to start over with new fish to infect.
As already mentioned,, store bought feeders are often sick, diseased ,due to crowded tanks , poor care, poor diets,toxic water parameter's due to waste from crowded tanks, etc.
Takes but one sick feeder in a tank full of feeder's ,and then the whole tank of fish can be affected. (ever seen feeder tanks with dead fish ?)
You then buy the sick feeder's and feed them to your fish and in turn your fish become sick as well.
Plenty of prepared foods offered today from frozen, to pellets ,to flake that are much more nutritional and safer than feeder's which are poor from nutritional standpoint unless you are raising them yourself and feeding them with highest quality foods.
Run your question by member's on nearly any other forum and gauge the response you receive.
Any truly knowledegeable hobbyist, fish store,breeder,etc will offer similar advice.
Last edited by 1077; 10-15-2010 at 05:35 AM..