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I'm trying to stay away from feeders, but I was thinking as the weather warms up here my juvenile red-belly might like baby crawfish or perch bugs, just to add some variation to his diet. How much of a risk would wild-caught food be?
 

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it is risky,
If you are set on wild-caught food, I would suggest using a quarintine tank for a couple of weeks before adding them to your piranha tank.

oh, and welcome to the site
 
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just don't feed them anything from a creek like my ass did.... made that mistake a few months ago.... :D
 

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a guy i know cought some lake smelts from the lake here where i live. he caught thousands of them and threw them in his feeder tank. he fed them to his Oscar. you could see all these diseases on them and it didnt look cool. his fish died in a week.

i think it is really risky. and if your going to do it i would treat them with maricide or something. personaly i wouldnt do it.
 
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