What unique foods have you fed your fish?

RandomFishBoi

What unusual treats have you given your fish from time to time? (Vegetables, fruits, meats, man-made foods, live foods, etc.)

I don't feed crazy food to my fish much, but when I had a 3-5 inch baby bass, I would feed him anything I found outside that could fit in his mouth, from grasshoppers to flies to a small lizard.(The lizard was already dead)
 

FoldedCheese

Not that unusual but once I gave my betta a tiny piece of tuna sashimi. He loved it
 
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Fishproblem

What unusual treats have you given your fish from time to time? (Vegetables, fruits, meats, man-made foods, live foods, etc.)
once upon a time on fishlore, I believe someone fed a betta a skin tag.

I've given my killifish aphids, but that's as weird as it gets in my household lol
 
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bettalover101

i gave my goldfish bread and live fish and popcorn and ham and i gave my female betta ham to once she loved it and my goldfish loved everything i gave them.
 
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Pfrozen

olive oil and cracked pepper triscuit crackers, courtesy of my 3 year old
 
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kallililly1973

I gave our Tiger Barbs a couple small pieces of cooked ham ( sliced lunch meat ). And as TB's do with everything else they shredded it!!
 
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86 ssinit

Well no human food!! Was going with freeze dried black worms but you’ve guys have set the bar higher and weirder. Come on ham! Cold cuts!! It’s not even recommended for us to eat. Poor fish!
Once had ants move into my tidal filter top. Where that blue thing is that tells you your filter needs tobe cleaned. I’d just cleaned it and that blue thing was sticking up so I hit it and tons of ants came out and went all over the top of the filter and into the tank. Fish went crazy!! . No survivors.
 
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BigManAquatics

My autistic boy fed chicken mcnuggets to a betta once about 15 years ago. That betta didn't survive that one.
 
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86 ssinit

Well more than bettas don’t survive chicken McNuggets!
Score card ham good
ChickenMcNuggets not so much . But I’d bet a gold fish could survive them.
 
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LadyS

I feed my urchin carrots, green beans, kale, lettuce, sweet potato, or whatever vegetable I had in the garden when the urchin was upside down at the surface.

(He tends to find himself mouth up on the waters surface to eat the film that develops on that part of the sump. When that happens, I take that opportunity to directly feed him as a supplement to the algae he eats in the sump)
 
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RandomFishBoi

What type of urchin
I feed my urchin carrots, green beans, kale, lettuce, sweet potato, or whatever vegetable I had in the garden when the urchin was upside down at the surface.

(He tends to find himself mouth up on the waters surface to eat the film that develops on that part of the sump. When that happens, I take that opportunity to directly feed him as a supplement to the algae he eats in the sump)
What type of urchin. Tuxedo?
 
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bettalover101

wow very interesting
 
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kanzekatores

once I tried feeding my gourami boiled kale from the garden. And he was like what the heck is this lol. As you can probably guess he spit it right back out
 
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Lakefish

My fish don't get human food either, but if weird can also be used as "gross" in this case, then...there was the time I brought home a gorgeous gnarly piece of driftwood from the beach, and because it seemed dry and cleanish I left it on the bedroom floor for the evening. Went back several hours later, and heard a sporadic clicking noise before I turned on the light. Seems that piece of wood was home to several dozen sand fleas, which spread out ALL OVER the floor. Ack! Waste not, want not, though, so I picked them up into a container, stuck them in the freezer, and later fed them to the green spotted puffer I had then. He was happy!
(All future driftwood spent the first night in the bathtub!)
 
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mimo91088

My guppies and platies have eaten all kinds of spiders I've killed. Some of them at my old place in the woods were pretty gnarly too lol.

My goldfish ate like 30 guppies one time. Lesson learned there.
 
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Fishproblem

once I tried feeding my gourami boiled kale from the garden. And he was like what the heck is this lol. As you can probably guess he spit it right back out
haha, I've got tadpoles and a crayfish that would think your gourami is out of his mind! boiled kale disappears quickly around here.

wow very interesting
try using the "reply" button at the lower right hand of the posts you're replying to! that way we'll know who you're responding to when you post.
 
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ChrissFishes01

I feed my puffers earthworms (from a pet store, not from the yard) every couple weeks. Gives them something live to hunt without having to go get feeders, they're completely safe (not really any chance of parasites as far as I know, especially for BW and SW puffers), and it's something different.
 
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RandomFishBoi

My goldfish ate like 30 guppies one time. Lesson learned there.
30 guppies is a lot even for large predator fish. That is one chonky goldfish lol.
 
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bumblinBee

Nothing particularly weird, just your standard veggies! Peas, carrot, zucchini, cucumber, spinach, lettuce, sweet potato.. if I catch a mosquito or other similarly sized fly I'll throw that in with the betta.
 
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mimo91088

30 guppies is a lot even for large predator fish. That is one chonky goldfish lol.
There's 3 of them but I'm pretty sure 1 guy got the majority lol
 
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ProudPapa

I crush bladder snails and feed them to my shrimp. They'll swarm all over it.
 
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kanzekatores

try using the "reply" button at the lower right hand of the posts you're replying to! that way we'll know who you're responding to when you post.
Wait how did I just see that...
 
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BigManAquatics

I feed my puffers earthworms (from a pet store, not from the yard) every couple weeks. Gives them something live to hunt without having to go get feeders, they're completely safe (not really any chance of parasites as far as I know, especially for BW and SW puffers), and it's something different.
I just learned you can buy earthworms at a pet store! I have always got them after a rain or a baitshop
 
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emeraldking

I gave once a piece of my steak to one of my crayfish and it was gone in a couple of minutes. And I've tried some canned cat food which worked perfectly. Those crayfish are real trash cans...
 
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BigManAquatics

I gave once a piece of my steak to one of my crayfish and it was gone in a couple of minutes. And I've tried some canned cat food which worked perfectly. Those crayfish are real trash cans...
We used to use a hotdog on a hook in shallow waters to draw them out of hiding at a lake or something.
 
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BettasAreSuperior

I fed my tetras frozen seafood shrimp, they went crazy for it!
 
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DoubleDutch

Cheese (Hey I am Dutch) and cooked egg
 
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