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Feeding the "kids"
There has been a lot of threads going around on feeding sunfishes the
last couple of days. Let me share my experiment with you all:
I read that Central Longears like to feed on insects and crustacea...so,
seeing that a local pet shop sells live 'feeder' glass shrimp, I decided
'why not?'. I purchase about 2 dozen and took them home to see what would
happen. I dropped the little guys (felt sorry for them...but that's
life) in the tank and waited. This is a 70 gallon black plastic
"Rubbermaid" stock tank that I have some fishes in...mostly Central
Anyway, for a few minutes nothing happened. Then a few tenative
'picks'. Suddenly it was a feeding frenzy! Them little shrimps didn't
have a chance! I thought I might supplement the sunnies usual diet of
frozen foods with a live treat every week or so. Anyone know of any
reason why this shouldn't be ok?