12-16-2007, 04:01 PM
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There are many other "human foods" that can be used as fish foods. Among these are spinach and other greens, zucchini, cucumbers, celery, some lettuces, and corn kernals. Fruits wouldinclude apples, pears, kiwi, peaches, grapes... (I once had a group o large black pacus that would jump through hoops for skinned grapes. I always got wet at feeding time when feed them grapes.) Do not use processed foods. All foods should be given to you charges raw if at all possible. Cooked spinach and lettuce, for example, becomes very slimy and messy. Cooking also takes away essential nutrients. If you do use cooked foods, blanch the foods only, do not cook fully.
There are also some "meaty" foods that you may feed your fish. These include beef heart, shelled shrimp, fish,and other frozen sea foods. The key word, here, is frozen. Again, do not use processed foods.