One of the most telling aspects was that of temperature, and the effects
that has on the speed of digestion for each species. Another was the water
content of foods - most of our prepared foods are highly concentrated (and
dessicated). hopefully there will be a "Reader's Digest Condensed Book"
version available later in one of ythe club publications :-)
bhansen at ozemail.com.au
> From: Adrian R. Tappin <atappin at ecn.net.au>
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] Rainbows and Diet
> Date: Friday, 8 August 1997 14:01
> At 11:23 7/08/97 -0700, Rhonda wrote:
> I remember some years back reading about the importance of chitin
> (exoskeletons) in the diet of fishes. It was in a book on fish nutrition
> that I borrowed from the QUT University, but I cant remember the title.
> Anyway, that is one of the reasons I leave the outer shell on prawns when
> fed them to my fish. I just mince them all up.I believe that they
> in the manner you stated above and are an important supplement.