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I dont want to highjack the thread, but since we are talking about food I thought Id chime in with a food question. I know feeding goldfish is terrible,, but what about breeding mollies in saltwater for food? I bought half a dozen and am expecting babies any day now, but then realized someone said freshwater food is bad because of the fat. These will be raised in saltwater, on a "reef" diet.
Thoughts? Also,,, does anyone have any cheap online vendors for bait shops IE, live crabs, shrimp etc?
I hear about all these people feeding fiddler crabs, but I cant imagine paying 4-5 bucks each when they will eat 1-2 a day.
Most of the problems associated with goldfish would be true of mollies, that's if they were shop bought. Problems would be things like if copper medications had been used etc.
But if the mollies were captive bred and kept free of such medications then it is better but not perfect as a lot of criticisms about feeding fish to invertebrates is with the fatty contents of the fish.
There is no substitute for feeding cephalopods what they naturally eat... crustaceans!