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Re: fishin...


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Posted by Bill Moss on December 29, 2002 at 23:42:55:

In Reply to: fishin... posted by sk8r009 on December 28, 2002 at 22:24:27:

I don't know if the goldfish are just a treat or not but if they are a regular part of the diet then that's not a good thing. Goldfish are prone to diseases and are also high in thiaminase. Also, being a fatty fish, can cause the turtle to get steatitis - a potentially fatal condition that affects the muscles and skin.

Do a internet search on thiaminase or go over the the croc forum and click on the Care in Captivity FAQ. Adam Britton discusses these issues in the feeding section.

Just a heads up.

Bill

:still fishin and eatin. seems to really have filled up on fish overnight, time to get more.





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