Minnows

For any and all questions about feeding, diet and different foods. Questions and posts about purchasing from stores should be made in the Shopping section.
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Re: Minnows

Post by piratetoothgir » Thu May 10, 2018 11:37 am

soilentgringa wrote:I agree, @ladyjinglyjones

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Would feeder minnows at a pet store be a good idea?
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Re: Minnows

Post by soilentgringa » Thu May 10, 2018 11:45 am

No. I wouldn't feed my crabs anything from a pet store aquarium.

Also. Hermit crabs are scavengers. They eat food that is already dead or decaying. One of their roles in their ecosystems is to help clean up those things that are rotting and breaking down.

There is no reason to buy live fish for them. None. Go to the grocery store fish counter and ask for scraps. Go buy a filet of salmon for yourself and slice a piece off.

People have very gently tried to state this in a patient manner in this thread that killing live fish for no good reason is inhumane.

Your hermit crabs do not require live or freshly killed meals to thrive.



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Re: Minnows

Post by piratetoothgir » Thu May 10, 2018 11:50 am

Alright, thank you so much! :)
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