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lastadam 11-15-2007 07:35 AM

Fish fry as food?
 
Has anyone else thought of raising, say, a tankful of prolific breeders so that their fry can be used as food for the "better" fish at show tanks? For example, a breeder tank that gives you 20 assorted frys a week... If this is doable, what cheapest fish - even guppy/molly - breeds like crazy? My fish loves the frozen shrimp/worm but i am thinking of another 'dish' to serve as occasional treat.

Thanks

Lupin 11-15-2007 07:43 AM

Re: Fish fry as food?
 
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Originally Posted by lastadam
Has anyone else thought of raising, say, a tankful of prolific breeders so that their fry can be used as food for the "better" fish at show tanks? For example, a breeder tank that gives you 20 assorted frys a week... If this is doable, what cheapest fish - even guppy/molly - breeds like crazy? My fish loves the frozen shrimp/worm but i am thinking of another 'dish' to serve as occasional treat.

Thanks

It's fine as long as these are not afflicted with diseases which can affect the health of your prized fish. A lot of us use livebearers as these are by far the most prolific. I have a pond full of feeder guppies myself for the predatory fish.:mrgreen: Convicts and danios are other alternatives however I still prefer the livebearers.

herefishy 11-15-2007 07:50 PM

I've done just that with guppies, platys, mollies, and even some cichlids. The main rule in the wild is , "Big fish eat litle fish".


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