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Fresh herbs can they be fed to our fish.

  1. HappyKnitter

    HappyKnitter Valued Member Member

    My herb garden have given me an abundance of herbs this year. Can or have anybody fed their fish like parsley, mint, basil, oregano, thyme. ? I would think it would be healthy . We give them veggies , I would think herbs would be the same.
     
  2. Rivieraneo

    Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    HappyKnitter, this would be the first time of me hearing about this. I don't see an issue unless the plant produces something that can affect animals. Now you have my curiosity :)
     


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  3. lala29

    lala29 Well Known Member Member

    My parsley plant has grown wild this year too! This is a good question so ill hang for a answer with you :)
     


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    HappyKnitter

    HappyKnitter Valued Member Member

    I have Googled this and not too many answers. There have been questions about but not anyone that has tried it. I'll be looking into it a bit more before I make my goldfish guinea pigs.lol
     
  5. hollie1505

    hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    I am very interested to know too! It seems like more people wonder than have actually tried it. Hopefully someone here is a herb pro!xx
     
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    HappyKnitter

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  7. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

    My dollars have a constant supply of dandelion, nasturtium, little yellow native (UK) poppies, or lettuce. Whole plants. I haven't tried herbs because they tend to have very strong flavours (and I don't grow any). I imagine there would be a herb or two that they would like.
     
  8. cichlidman

    cichlidman Well Known Member Member

    I know mint probably would not be a great idea . It keeps bugs rats and spiders away. So there must be something there . But the others i would try my self in small amounts. But i would be careful as we do eat them but its not as a meal
     
  9. hollie1505

    hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    I feel like basil would be a good one to try.

    Good point about even us only eating small quantities though, hadn't thought of it that way.x
     
  10. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    I believe mint is straight up toxic to fish... that's why when people feed tums, mint flavor is the one not to use.
     
  11. Bob Ellis

    Bob Ellis Valued Member Member