Boiled Egg White as Fish Treat

  1. SourCream Guest

    Is it okay to use this as fish treat because my bichir and paradise really like nibbling it. It is also high in protein and amino acids so is this digestible and safe?

    I know leftovers pollute the water and I collect them afterwards
     
  2. maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Boiled egg yolk is sometimes fed to fry, but I can't find any references to feeding whites to fish of any age.

    Of the discussion threads I read where the same question was raised, the consensus was, probably not the best idea.

    I'd probably stick to something from my lfs freezer cabinet when choosing a protein treat.
     

  3. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    It's okay. Not to often I'd say. Don't feed to much at once so there won't be left overs.

    It's yolk that pollutes te most.
     

  4. rabbott Initiate Member

    Feed them a small amount and watch them carefully over the next few days to see if they behave or look differently. If they are the same it is safe.
     

  5. aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    I would think it would be fine as a treat. It's a great treat for birds and dogs, the cleaned egg shells can be put in the filter for calcium . I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't be okay. The more variety fish get the better IMO. Most fish eat fish eggs. Alison
     
  6. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    I gave it as a treat several times (even cheese : hey I am Dutch). most fish love it.
     
  7. aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    I may have to try some on for my plecos and see what they think. ;)Alison
     
  8. SourCream Guest

    Good to know!

    Sorry for the late reply
    Btw thanks for all the replies