Re: NANFA-- Recipe book for fish... last call

D. Martin Moore (
Wed, 19 Jan 2000 17:56:03 -0600

Sounds like a good chapter for "The NANFA Book of Natives" !

> What about including a semi-detailed desciption of natural foods for
> each family of n.a. native fishes? In other words, we should tell the
> reader exactly what the fish would be eating had it not been stuck in
> an aquarium. I think that would make the book at least a little bit
> more comprehensive and for those lazy fishkeepers out there who
> despise independent research, it would give them at least a good start
> in choosing an appropriate diet for their fish. After reading the
> section on a specific family's natural diet, the aquarist could refer
> to the recipe portion of the book to choose a recipe which would most
> closely match the fish's natural diet.

"Cry to it, nuncle. as the cockney did to the eels when she put
'em i' the paste alive; she knapped 'em o' the coxcombs with a
stick, and cried 'Down wantons, down!'"

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