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prpldrgn420 10-20-2009 12:18 PM

I have a question....
 
I am look at getting started with a new fish but i have had some people tell me to feed my new fish crickets. Live or the dried ones. Is this a common thing. Please get back to me before i do cause i want to make sure i am feeding my new fish what is best for them. Looking at getting some angel fish. if that helps.

thanks

mollies 10-20-2009 12:50 PM

No crickets. Some one is blowing smoke. lol. You could feed them flack foods. brine shrimp. blood worm. ect.

prpldrgn420 10-20-2009 01:13 PM

So crickets are a no. is that with just angel fish or alltogether

aunt kymmie 10-20-2009 01:21 PM

I wouldn't feed crickets to any type of fish. Mollies advice is good. I feed my fish a varied diet which includes: flake foods, sinking pellets and wafers, frozen bloodworms, beefheart, krill, daphnia, mysis, brine shrimp and also assorted fresh veggies.

MoneyMitch 10-20-2009 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 260651)
I wouldn't feed crickets to any type of fish. Mollies advice is good. I feed my fish a varied diet which includes: flake foods, sinking pellets and wafers, frozen bloodworms, beefheart, krill, daphnia, mysis, brine shrimp and also assorted fresh veggies.

great food choices there for pretty much all fish. NO CRICKETS, BUGS OR HAMBURGERS

mollies 10-20-2009 04:24 PM

I use to feed crickets to my archer's fish. Just as a treat. Just to watch how they eat in there enviroment. They spit there food out of the air. But i would not feed it as an every day supliment. Maybe crushed up crickets as a treat once a week.

Twistersmom 10-20-2009 07:50 PM

I have lots of fish, but my archer is the only one that gets crickets. (as long as the archer beats the knight gobies to them)

mollies 10-20-2009 09:36 PM

lol archers are so cool!!!!!

Mikaila31 10-20-2009 10:11 PM

The crickets wouldn't do any harm IMO, but like others said there are much better things to feed your fish and the crickets would be a poor choice as a main food source. Most fish will probably find whole crickets hard to eat do to there size.

As long as you feed a healthy main food source occasional treats don't matter. My eels get a main diet of worms, however treatwise they loved cooked meats- shrimp, fish(raw works too), chicken, beef, and other things -scrambled eggs, ham/cheese omelets. Likewise the fish are the clean up crew and love all these foods too.

prpldrgn420 10-21-2009 10:14 AM

I have seen some dryed crickets would this be ok vs. the live crickets as a treat or should i just stay away from crickets all together


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