Tooth In Food

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Leo Thomsen, May 20, 2018.

  1. Leo Thomsen

    Leo ThomsenNew MemberMember

    Pictured is, what I believe, a tooth. I found it in the food, also pictured.
    Anyone got any idea what it's from? How did it get there? I've got no animals with teeth like that so it couldn't have ended there by accident?
  2. Ms rose

    Ms roseWell Known MemberMember

    omg how crazy??!! i cant beleive what im seeing
  3. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Check the ingredients.

    It might be a bone.

  4. Ms rose

    Ms roseWell Known MemberMember

    but y? isnt a tooth/bone not supposed to be in there? lol this is just crazy to me haha i am in awe

  5. Dch48

    Dch48Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like a barbed stinger to me
  6. xloeValued MemberMember

    Haven't you ever eaten a piece of fish with a bone in it? I assume that's all it is.
  7. Mazeus

    MazeusWell Known MemberMember

    That was my thought as well. I was just looking up ray bones but they do not look like the picture.
  8. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Probably a leftover from “fish meal”.
  9. Dch48

    Dch48Well Known MemberMember

    The label says the food is red mosquito larvae. Do the ingredients include anything else?
  10. Ulu

    UluWell Known MemberMember

    That appears to be the foreleg from a roach, cricket, grasshopper or similar insect.
  11. Z24zorpx4New MemberMember

    i have pet roaches. this doesn't look like a leg to me. probably a fish bone.

    How big is it? Can we see the ingredients list?
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  12. Dch48

    Dch48Well Known MemberMember

    Nope found it on web. 100% red mosquito larvae. Maybe it's just a dried larva?

    Or, the stinger from a giant mosquito? :)
    Last edited: May 20, 2018
  13. Z24zorpx4New MemberMember

    looks like a fish jaw got in somehow.
  14. wodesorel

    wodesorelWell Known MemberMember

    Food like this are net scooped from outdoor growing ponds and then dried and packaged. I almost made an entire weird-looking shrimp from pieces found in a jar of gammarus once! Or finding small fish in plankton mixes, or tiny snails in bloodworms. There are going to be "contaminants" that slip through occasionally.
  15. Ulu

    UluWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you, and....ummm..... you have pet roaches?

    Forgive me for this, but the smell alone would be enough to send me packing.

    I hope there are scientific purposes in mind here & you're not breeding these just so you can gross out your little sister?
  16. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches are often kept as pets :)
  17. Z24zorpx4New MemberMember

    i actually keep dubias as pets
  18. Ulu

    UluWell Known MemberMember

    I think I'll stick to cats, dogs and fish thank you.

    There is not such a lack of insects here that I need to bother feeding them.

    But again I got to ask you,
    Don't the roaches really stink?

    I say this because I used to keep crickets to feed my oscar fish but they stink so bad I couldn't have them in the house.
  19. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    That is likely a barb (pectoral or dorsal fin) bone from a catfish. I kept the 3 barbs from a catfish I caught and they have the "toothy" edges like that.
  20. Goldiemom

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    I agree with Demeter. It is some type of barb.

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