|Flashygrrl ||07-01-2008 08:03 PM |
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?
|Pasfur ||07-01-2008 08:04 PM |
I wouldn't. There is just no reason to. Given the number of commercially prepared foods that are safe, why even chance it?
|Flashygrrl ||07-01-2008 08:19 PM |
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.
|iamntbatman ||07-01-2008 09:19 PM |
I've heard of people feeding crickets to some of the bigger top dwellers and cichlids. Apparently African butterfly fish love them.
|Flashygrrl ||07-01-2008 09:43 PM |
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!!!!).
|beetlebz ||07-02-2008 10:13 PM |
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
|Pasfur ||07-03-2008 06:47 AM |
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.
|Amphitrite ||07-03-2008 07:19 AM |
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.
|Flashygrrl ||07-03-2008 06:18 PM |
Thanks all :)
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