Let me finish by posing this question, how would you feel being fed on a diet that consisted of the same food every day? The answer I would suggest is not very happy! I know that I would soon get fed up on a diet that was the same each day. It is for this reason that we should take a leaf out of our own book and look at what we feed to our catfish. You never know we might learn a few things about our catfish in this way!
Feeding Your Catfish - Harrison Fishery, Inc
Soybean meal, dehulled, solvent-extracted, is obtained by grinding the flakes remaining after removing most of the oil from dehulled soybeans by a solventextraction process. It contains about 48 percent highquality protein and is the predominant protein source in catfish feeds. Soybean meal has the best amino acid profile of all common plant protein sources and is highly palatable and digestible to catfish. Antinutritional factors, such as trypsin inhibitor, are destroyed or reduced to insignificant levels with heat that is applied during the extraction process. Levels of soybean meal up to 50 percent have been used in commercial catfish feeds without detrimental effects. In recent years, its use has been reduced somewhat because of increasing cost.
What You Need to Know About Feeding Aquarium Fish? - The Spruce
Very often, catfish and plecos are sold as “cleaning crews” for aquariums, giving the entirely wrong impression that these fish do not need to be fed. In fact, these fish will not exist merely by eating whatever “leftovers” there are from the rest of the fish in the tank. Cory catfish, loaches, plecos and other bottom-feeding fish need food specifically for them. In many cases, this can be much of the same foods fed to the rest of the fish in the tank — as long as the food sinks to the bottom. There also are a number of preparations that are specially designed and labeled as being for bottom feeders.
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