NANFA-- Feeding live food

Chirstyn (
Tue, 15 Jul 2003 20:23:00 -0400


I'm rather new to this list and this is my first post so if I've missed some
important step in the etiquette of posting or what not please feel free to
knock me about the head. :)

I've got a question: I've kept fish for years but I've always avoided
fishes that ate "live food" like the plague. I have a problem with feeding
live food. I have been a vegetarian since I was twelve (grew up on a farm
where all the "food" was named - gah!) and when it comes to feeding live
food I've got some sort of mental block (I cannot even manage to feel baby
brine shrimp).

What I'm curious to know is... how do you do it? I'm sure that I would be
brought to tears merely by the image of one fish devouring another. I'm
curious to know if anyone here as similarly wrestled with this issue and
how, if at all, you succeeded in coming to terms with it. It took me ages
to realize and accept the fact that I couldn't save all of the babies bourn
of my livebearers.

I just don't know if I've got what it takes for the native thing if I can't
come to terms with feeding live food.

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