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George Slusarczuk wrote:
> Hello Bob,
> I seem to remember to have read in some old (pre-WWII, or possibly even
> pre-WWI) German literature about using hard boiled yolk for feeding fry.
> Innes lists it as a "second choice food" in his book. So it is not a
> recent discovery.
It has been a standard first food for baby fish, at least as long as I have
been in the hobby (since the mid '50s).
> ... In my opinion, it would behove the
> manufacturer to commission such experiments in an independent lab.
The cost of that might be impossible to recoup in a market as small and
fractionated as the dry-fish-food one. Unfortunately, snake-oil pitches work
pretty well, for a lot less money. That, in turn, is a fault of the
customers and not the vendors.
The difference between Mike Reed and that other famous snake-oil vendor is
that Mike's general reputation in the Betta and Discus on-line world seemed
to be pretty good. I haven't followed him lately, but assume that it is
still that way.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home_com
In retrospect it becomes clear that hindsight is definitely overrated.
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