> I have a fairly large pond with about 200 fish. I was looking for an
> economical alternative to commericial pond fish food and noticed the
> similarity to cat food. For the last few weeks I've been alternating daily
> between the two. So far I've seen no harmful effects. The fish were
> somewhat reluctant at first but as the food absorbed water and softened
> they gobbled it up, now they don't even wait. Has anyone had any experience
> with this or any other cheaper food?
Be real careful talking about dog/cat food here. People don't
flame in this group; however, some Koi owners are too proud
to feed their prize winner Puppy Chow.
Check yellow page under farm feed. A company called Purina
was recommanded on this group at price closer to dog/cat
food that is designed to feed fish.
Do add some vegitable, wheat etc to the fish/shrimp diet.
Not only safe money, give them some other source and keep
them from eating your plant, too.