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This is a discussion on Bought a mouse to feed my piranha within the Aqua Lounge forums, part of the Aqua Lounge category; Feeding a live mouse to your fish just seems like a bad idea to me. It's a cruel death for ...

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    Feeding a live mouse to your fish just seems like a bad idea to me. It's a cruel death for the mouse, the mouse can end up injuring your fish, and it can make a big mess in your tank. We don't even feed our pet snake live mice.
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    Youtube Piranha Vs Mouse

    There are many clips to watch

    in the wild, your snake eats live prey. I fail to see the issue here.

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    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhoenix View Post
    Youtube Piranha Vs Mouse

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    in the wild, your snake eats live prey. I fail to see the issue here.
    No issue, just my opinion.

    In the wild my snake would be in an open space, not confined in a 40 gallon area. We feed our snake frozen/thawed mice for his own safety.

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    while some may not like the thought of a mouse being eaten it is in fact a food source what you choose to feed them is your gig , but i would say this, take the mouse back , go get a pinkie , and i would starve your fishies for a day or so before attempting a meal as large as this ,

    also pamela is right there is a good chance that when the mouse is bitten it could rip your fish up , even potentially kill it , blind it ect ect . thats why i would try for a pinkie..

    your not gonna get the responce from your rbp that your thinking though , your piranha wont act like a piranha untill it has some friends, and your bb doesnt count lol, i think there is a higher likely hood of your bb eating it

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    Quote Originally Posted by macframalama View Post
    youre not gonna get the responce from your rbp that youre thinking though , your piranha wont act like a piranha untill it has some friends, and your bb doesnt count lol, i think there is a higher likelihood of your bb eating it
    When I put the mouse in, the blackbelt was very interested and even nipped at it a few times, but didnt break the skin. The rbp didnt come near it afterwards, and the mouse got tired, started sinking and almost drowned. I had to step in and save it. I think I'll try starving them for a couple days and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhoenix View Post
    Youtube Piranha Vs Mouse

    There are many clips to watch

    in the wild, your snake eats live prey. I fail to see the issue here.
    The issue is some people are more compassionate than others when it comes to cute living creatures. You post a pic of a cute mouse, thats meant to be food for your fish, for your own entertainment, doesn't go over too well with alot of people. Especially when it sounds like he is basically being tortured until somebody decides to eat it. I don't see alot of fish owners feeding live mice to their fish, if they are.... then it is obviously for entertainment purposes as there is plenty of non living foods/meat they can be fed to them, without starving them for a couple days just so they will fulfill your need to see them rip a live animal to shreds. Perhaps next time just ask the question w/o posting a pic of what most will perceive as a adorable furry animal. Pretty sure most people know what a mouse is, don't think ya really needed a cute pic of it. There was also some other good reasons mentioned not to feed live mice, but they obviously don't matter. To each his own....Just my 2 cents

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    The problem is your have a RBP. They normally will do damage if they are in a school. Having 1 RBP most likely will not act its normal behavior. And, most people will not feed live to RBP anyway. This is usually done with either diamond, black rom, elong., etc, the more aggressive type.
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    oh really? I thought RBPs were more aggressive.

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    in groups, the others are solitary

 

 
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