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The use of live prey to feed carnivorous fish such as  also draws criticism.
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If you must use feeder fish, then the only safe approach is to raise your own. Livebearers are recommended, being nutritionally balanced as well as easy to rear. They should be maintained in a healthy environment and provided with a good-quality diet.
Bianca tells us there aren't many negatives to feeding a fish based diet - and fishy breath will be short lived.
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Overfeeding occurs anytime the fish are eating more than they need. This can make your fish sick, and excessive amounts of waste that strains the limits of what can be biologically reduced, results in a decline of water quality. Fish that are overfed in typical ornamental pond facilities will eventually develop large bellies and begin to look a little bit like tadpoles, with the big body and the wispy tail. That will not usually kill the fish, but the impact on the liver and other internal organs can and will be severe. So How Much is Just Right? Feeding Oscar fish live foods such as feeder fish and insects, to include do's and don'ts.
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Reason I'm asking is because my LFS feeds their anemones live freshwater fish ( they are like guppies or something, I don't know much about FW ). Now, I'm not a big supporter of what they do, the advice they give, or them in general.. And was wondering if this could negatively affect their livestock ( anemones ).Be careful not to overfeed your fish! Any food the fish does not eat will pollute the tank. Experts suggest feeding your fish relatively small amounts of food once or twice a day. If they eat all of the food within a few minutes, it is okay to add a bit more, as long as they eat all (or at least most) of it within a short period of time. Over time, you will get a better idea for how much food the fish can eat, and you can adjust the feeding amounts to fit the needs of your fish. The experts at your local pet shop can demonstrate good feeding practices as well as suggest food options for your fish. In terms of nutritional needs, please remember that GloFish® fluorescent fish are the same as their non-fluorescent counterparts. Flaked food and live food such as brine shrimp are good options.I hate to break it to you, but i don't think the fish and other things that we feed to our tanks is found washed up on the shore dead. It is all caught live and then killed for our tanks. Just like the food fed to the tiger. It's not from a cow that just happened to die on the range, thats why they have slaughterhouses. The guppies are the same, raised to be used as food, only this time they are killed by the things that are going to eat them instead of using humans as an intermediary. Nobody seems to care if we put live brine shrimp into a tank, but as soon as something gets big enough to be "cute" its a travesty of animal justice.The use of live foods is a tricky subject. The ethics of it aside many people are still uncertain on whether or not they should be used. On one hand, live foods are a great food for fish. It is the most natural food source and can even induce reluctant fish to spawn. It brings out color and behavior not seen with the use of other dry or dead foods. On the other hand there is a risk involved. To much can be harmful depending on what you are feeding. If you don’t take the right risks you may kill your fish with a disease. So while you should consider the use of live foods you really need to consider the risks, it is not something you just jump into.