Re: NANFA-L-- Raising feeder fish -- what species?
Wed, 17 May 2006 21:40:47 EDT

In a message dated 5/16/2006 9:43:06 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

Can anyone offer recommendations on what fish/minnows are good choices to
raise as feeder fish? I'd like to offer live fish occasionally, but don't want
to run the risk of disease from store-bought or wild-collected fish. I'm
also finding that raising my own live food is probably my favorite part of
this hobby. I really get a feeling of satisfaction from feeding my fish
something I raised myself.

Anyway, what are good choices for fish that are easy, prolific, relatively
fast-growing, and able to be bred year-round without complex temperature/light

Convict cichlids. It seems like Gay Hemsath suggested these to me years
ago. Then someone "donated" some to a new library tank I had before I could get
natives in there. Every time I went to remove them, they had more eggs and
babies. Giving them away didn't work. I felt like a guy with 10 zucchini
plants in August - the more I give away, the more the plants multiply.

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
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