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onekatietwo 04-17-2010 07:38 PM

Goldfish and Maggots
Our compost pile is completely infested with disgusting little maggots.

Assuming I could get over my disgust to somehow capture a few of them (98 percent sure that I won't be able to do that) could I feed them to my indoor aquarium fancy goldfish?

stephanieleah 04-17-2010 08:10 PM

I know people who catch while things (like wild daphnia from the lake) and feed their fish.

I know others who belong to the same category as i do, which is not wanting to contaminate my tank with stuff like that (especially maggots who couldn't be bred in a more disgusting environment).

Interesting discussion:

onekatietwo 04-17-2010 09:44 PM

Yeah, that's my general thought as well. I thought that maybe it would be a little safer since the maggots aren't based out of an aquatic system. However, my microbe ecology knowledge is not particularly great. So, you know. I have no idea. Haha.

I read the first few lines of your linked thread. I am almost afraid to continue. :shock:

Lupin 04-24-2010 10:07 PM

Maggots are fine but I'd rather feed my own goldfish the same maggots if they were bred from a controlled environment. I worry more about the possibility of contamination from toxic chemicals.

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