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any one else feed their fish scraps/bones?

any one here feed their fish table scraps or bones i have started tossing left over bones from roasts and chicken and my fish shred all the meat from the bones and the snails eat on the bones
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lol, never thought of bones, wonder how it would go over in a planted community tank.

When ever I open a can of fish or have any other type of fish the aquarium fish usually get some, evil but they love it.

Never tried anything else except for fruit and some veggies for the plecos.


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the fish seem to like scraps better then flake or pellet
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Depends...where did the scraps and bones come from? If they came from a mammal or a bird, I wouldn't try it - most fish (including pirahnas, which are actually piscivores with a taste for cichlids and only take mammals when they are desperate) don't process fat as well as a warm-blooded animal would and can suffer health problems from consuming mammal/bird fat. If the bones and scraps came from fish, they should be fine, but make sure to remove the leftovers since scraps of fish would likely produce a disastrously large ammonia spike if left in the tank to decay.
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I would think the bone marrow would leach in the tank and make it an oily, smarmy mess?

I did have a bluegill once that ate cooked pasta and bologna rinds as a treat.
Then again, that fish would probably bite on a cigarette butt.

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What type of carnivorous fish are you keeping?

If I took JUST the bones from 1 single roasted chicken & tossed it in my water, it would result in a greasy oil slick on the surface.

Unless I used the bones in a stock first I wouldn't just toss them in the tank.

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Depends...where did the scraps and bones come from? If they came from a mammal or a bird, I wouldn't try it - most fish (including pirahnas, which are actually piscivores with a taste for cichlids and only take mammals when they are desperate) don't process fat as well as a warm-blooded animal would and can suffer health problems from consuming mammal/bird fat. If the bones and scraps came from fish, they should be fine, but make sure to remove the leftovers since scraps of fish would likely produce a disastrously large ammonia spike if left in the tank to decay.

What he said, fish have a heard time breaking down/metabolizing mammal fat and will get stored/stuck in their organs which will cause health problems for them later on


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