Re: [RML] Rainbows and Diet

Roy Hunter (roy at angfa.org)
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 17:46:06 -0600

Does this mean if Doug moves to Darwin where it is warmer He will be
thinner???

Or did I miss something???

Sorry Doug :-)

Roy Hunter
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ANGFA of North America
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> From: Bruce Hansen <bhansen at ozemail.com.au>
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] Rainbows and Diet
> Date: Friday, August 08, 1997 4:45 PM
>
> At the ANGFA(Q) meeting last night, which by the way was a beauty, Doug
> Collom (Queensland's answer to Alex Caughey) gave us a great talk on
> feeding fish and gave us a lot to think about as well as a few laughs and
a
> few additions to our vocabulary - including an injunction not to
> anthropomorphise when considering the diet of our fishes.
>
> 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 :-)
>
> Regards,
> Bruce.
> 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
> I
> > fed them to my fish. I just mince them all up.I believe that they
> function
> > in the manner you stated above and are an important supplement.
> >
> > Adrian.
> >