A COMPLEX QUESTION
With this confusion still fresh on his the mind, a fish hobbyist came up to me one day and said, “Sir, I am a newbie fish hobbyist, and I have been reading a lot, but is it safe to feed my fish live food? They say that live food is not clean.” I looked him straight in the eye and casually asked, “Do you eat isaw? Kwek-kwek? Adidas? Turon? Banana-que? Because your momma said these are dirty, yet when she is not at home, we scuttle to the corner and eat street food.” This of course caused laughter in the group but then he smiled and got what I meant. I could have answered a straight “Yes” or “No” and he would have believed either anyway. Hobbyists nowadays simply want to ask questions, and demand a straight answer. They no longer analyze the situation and decide for themselves. Thus, despite numerous sources of information, both correct and incorrect, newbie fish hobbyists are confused as to which to believe. For this type of question, there is no right or wrong answer. There are advantages and disadvantages to both feeding and not feeding your fish live food. Weighing the risks involved in both is what will make the decision right or wrong. The answer to this depends on the fish hobbyist and what he or she believes will work well for him or her.