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post #1 of 9 Old 07-01-2008, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Feeding store-bought crickets

Most of them come "gut-loaded", meaning they've been fed vitamins and calcium and stuff. Are they safe for my fish or no?

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-01-2008, 08:04 PM
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I wouldn't. There is just no reason to. Given the number of commercially prepared foods that are safe, why even chance it?
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-01-2008, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Cuz I've got em for my tomato frog that we just got(or should I say hubbies frog but I get the task of feeding it apparently) but it being the only non-aquatic frog we have and having other stuff it should be fed too, I just don't see using up all of the crickets before they die(they come in one of those packages). Sooo, I figured I'd ask.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-01-2008, 09:19 PM
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I've heard of people feeding crickets to some of the bigger top dwellers and cichlids. Apparently African butterfly fish love them.

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-01-2008, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I've seen bettas eat the really small ones (which I know my new one would love, yeah I seem to have acquired a lot of new animals lately). I just don't want to feed one to him if it's going to hurt him (obviously!!!!).

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-02-2008, 10:13 PM
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i feed my sevs whatever i find inside my hood lol loose cricket escapees from the firebellied tank, spiders, ants, you name it. those sevs eat damn near everything i put in there... im not worried about the crickets, but who knows. someone might post that crickets are made of radioactive poison grenades so whatever lol

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-03-2008, 06:47 AM
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It had slipped my mind, but now that you mention it, i used to find crickets in my basement and feed them to my Porcupine Puffer.
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-03-2008, 07:19 AM
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I keep crickets to feed my leopard gecko, and used to chuck some into the tank for the sevs now and again. I never had any problems from doing so, but made sure that the ones I fed them weren't gut loaded.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-03-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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