FEEDING PREDATORY INSTINCTS
For monster fish keepers, feeding live fish not only provides nourishment but entertainment as well. This is the way of nature: the big fish eats the little fish. However, not everybody is a fan of offering live fish as these feeder fishes may be a source of diseases or parasites. Some fish hobbyists do not condone feeding live fish because they claim these come from polluted waters; thus they are dirty and harbor parasites. I fully agree with this statement. But does that stop me from feeding live fish? No, it does not. While some fishes like the Peacock Basses from the genus Cichla and the Tigerfishes from the genus Datnioides are generally piscivorous, they may be weaned off live fish and offered fresh meaty food. However, there are some fishes that are strictly piscivorous and you are left with no choice but to feed them live fish. In which case, don’t feed them sick fishes or the ones with parasites. Carefully select healthy ones to be offered for food.