Minnows from canal??? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by tony, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. t

    tony Valued Member Member

    Hey all,
    I have an oscar and I plan to feed him live foods and I was wondering if minnows from the canal would be safe to feed him, I would think they would be safer than those nasty guppies at the LFS. What do you guys think?
  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    The canal is freshwater?
  3. OP

    tony Valued Member Member

    Yes lol sorry I should have been more specific :)
  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    The only live fish that I recommend feeding to your tropical fish are ones that you have raised yourself. This way you know whether or not the feeder fish have any diseases. If you do want to use minnows from the creek, I suggest placing them in a quarantine tank for at least 2 to 4 weeks before you feed them to your other fish.

  5. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree. I'd get 2 tanks - 1 quarantine, 1 holding
  6. navyscuba

    navyscuba Well Known Member Member

  7. OP

    tony Valued Member Member

    Okay everyone, thank you for your advice.

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