SHOULD YOU FEED YOUR FISH LIVE FOOD?
This is a question that is often asked by fish hobbyists in fish forums and discussion groups, and replies to this question have always been varied. It is always interesting to read the replies, but for the newbie fishkeeper, the replies will only cause more confusion. There are so many answers that s/he will have a hard time deciding which advice to follow.
To continue the comparison I made earlier: Eating street food is part of our society. For some, it may not be accepted; for others, it is a source of nourishment. If it is something you find unacceptable, then never pull out your wallet when you are next to a cart at the corner of a street. You probably won’t enjoy it anyway, especially if you know what they are or where they came from. During the time of my parents and grandparents, they called street-peddled ice cream “sorbets.” A generation later, the term “dirty ice cream” became a popular name for this ice cream. Yet, in parties for children of different social classes, kids and adults alike line up at Mamang Sorbetero’s to partake of the so-called “dirty ice cream.” Doesn’t sound dirty to me. So feeding live food should be taken the same way. Is it acceptable to you?
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