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Re: NFC: Re: cat food???

I didn't know anyone on this list raised imitation crabs.  What kind of meat
does it eat?  JiM C.
-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Rollwage (Arlington) <grollwag at osimain_oilstates.com>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Sunday, December 05, 1999 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: NFC: Re: cat food???

>Imitation crab meat rules!!!!
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: Chris Hedemark <chris at yonderway_com>
>Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
>Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1999 14:44:29 -0500
>>Norman Edelen wrote:
>>> I personally have always doubted products marketed in the aquarium hobby
>>> being only for one species.  I feed goldfish foods, marine fish foods,
>>> tropical fish foods, and trout chow (considering broad categories of
>>> prepared food, and ignoring the live and frozen and homemade foods I
use) to
>>> any species I am keeping that will eat flakes or pellets.  How can a
>>> goldfish food not feed barbs?  On the other hand, I will never
>>> one species hobbyists, those people only keeping goldfish, or only
>>> carp, or only keeping bettas, etc.  The hobby is all about variety.
>>With some types of cichlids, and certainly with pacus, I've had great
>>success using Repto-Min sticks from Tetra.  The food marketed for the
>>fish I had didn't show good growth rate or coloration, but the turtle
>>sticks showed both.
>>Speaking of variety, I think that too is important in foods.  If you
>>ever take the opportunity to inspect the stomach contents of a fish you
>>will find a variety of foodstuffs has been consumed.  Especially in
>>predators.  In bass I have seen crayfish, tadpoles, other fish, duckweed
>>(presumably taken while eating fish near the surface), insects, and even
>>on one occaision some kind of small rodent.  Most of the fish we keep
>>are likely omnivorous and in order to provide maximum health, a good
>>variety of foods must be provided.  I like to experiment.  Boiled
>>spinach, chopped "cocktail" shrimp, bloodworms, glassworms, flake food,
>>mussels.  I do shy away from frozen brine shrimp as it seems to make an
>>awful mess of the tank and the fish don't seem to really go for it with
>>as much gusto as some of the other foods.  Live brine is of course
>>another story.
>>"I would remind you that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice; and
>>I would remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no
>>virtue." - Barry Goldwater
>Gary Rollwage