Just thought I would share some more pix with those who are interested. Again--Running apology for the crappy pix.
All pix are clickable:
Tried to feed the babies a little while ago. 2 were not interested and 2 ate without a hitch. 1 ate a F/T (frozen/thawed) minnow and that was enough. The one pictured ate 1 F/T sm. minnow, then a sm. piece of catfish and then
a Lg F/T minnow. That 1 and I--we're friends!
He likes me because I have food, and I like him because he has a Positive Attitude!
So, does this count for "Hand-feeding"?
This is one of the smaller adults. It was in hand when I gave it this piece of fish and she ate it (and the ones before and after) without a problem.
If you wonder how I'm feeding all of these mouths--here ya go--this is how it works with these guys:
Head to the store and pick up about 5-6lbs of raw Catfish nuggets at ~$3/lb.
Get it started to get it done.....
I started out with 5oz portions--that isn't enough. So, now I'm at 10oz portions.
Weight it out and slice it up into edible pieces.
Roll the portions up in freezer bags for future reference....
Put it all together into another bag and I have 8-16wks worth of food depending on how often I feed.
I feed the adults every week or two, but I give them pretty much as much as they want to eat. I add Kent Zoe to their water for vitamins. So far, I'm not having any issues from feeding them the catfish (not whole fish).