Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Have you ever fed your fish bugs from the house / outside?
I found a common house fly in the house and swatted it, semi dead I thought I would try putting it in the tank.
It wiggles a tiny bit and my huge black skirt tetra go up and with the most aggressive attack I have ever seen it takes it and immediately all my other tetras go after her trying to steal the meal.
keep in mind i did a good feeding today and she is far from hungry.
I assume there is nothing wrong with doing this, right?
I never done anything like this before but I think I might make it a little mission to find some bugs like small spider and flies to feed my fish on occasion.
Anyone else have done this before? which bugs did you feed? any bugs I shouldn't feed? I would imagine hard shell bugs or things that are too big would be out of the question.
any risk of passing on some diseases or anything?
75 Gallon Low Tech w/ Green Terror Pair