Re: NANFA-- Mammal Meat (was Mudpuppys)
Sat, 4 Aug 2001 10:11:45 EDT

It's the fat content of mammal meat that cold blooded animals have problems
with as well as some of the proteins. Most cold blooded animals that live in
the water and some on land can't digest the fat in mammal meats. Pork would
be a very bad source. When I feed my fish I try to stay with flesh from water
animals. Shrimp, crayfish, crab, earthworms and I don't feed any meat that
isn't reasonably fresh i.e. if I wouldn't eat it because it's not fresh I
wouldn't feed it to my fish. Even things I wouldn't eat such as earthworms,
blood worms, brine shrimp should be fresh or fresh frozen and have no signs
of having thawed at some point. Call me crazy, but fish do better with food
that is as fresh as possible. I know that in the wild some fish will eat
rotten meat but they aren't confined in a small area where bacteria can build
up from rotted food or undigested fat and protean.

Fish monger

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