View Full Version : Feeders and tropical fish flakes..

01-11-2013, 06:54 AM
Hey guys so i started a dubia colony and i primarly feed them tropical fish flakes as a staple for gutloading. Ive done this for years with all my feeders, even when i was breeding mice and ive noticed all my herps develope shinier scales and popping colors. Im under the impression that this is a benificial practice however, ive never heard of anyone else doing this. What do you guys think? Heard anything neg or pos about it?

01-11-2013, 09:56 AM
Hi Javiera23. Welcome to our Tegu forum family. To be honest with you I don't know what to think of this. But I wouldn't do it. I just would feed them fruits.

01-11-2013, 01:47 PM
It might be because the increased carotenes in fish food.

01-11-2013, 06:14 PM
Carotenes and spirulina, likely. I also often use fish flakes for keeping insects with, and there's nothing wrong with it.