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Posted by Zeb on April 15, 2003 at 17:43:38:
In Reply to: Re: oh, I don't think THESE fish would be the type to be eaten.. posted by amyjk on April 15, 2003 at 09:32:07:
No, I'm in no way willing to stress out any of my animals. In fact, I tend to go above and beyond the normal requirements for my other herps & fish.
Now before you get all upset, this should be noted: I'm not going to mix herps, but I do plan on mixing some type of herp with fish. That doesn't mean they will be stressed....if I thought they were, I'd seperate them.
As I said before, the fish I'd choose would probably not be eaten by the frogs for a few reasons. For one, the frog wouldn't be near their living space, as the fish tend to stay in their caves/hiding in plants....and I'm even somewhat confident that the frog would hardly notice the fish. Second, I doubt the frog could catch the fish as they can be quite fast and would hide. Second, these fish defend themselves. The ones I would choose to pick wouldn't kill a frog, but it may nip back. EITHER WAY...the frog I'd choose wouldn't be swimming that long or that deep to find him! Speaking from experience, these fish aren't stressed to the point of sickness from a few daily confrontations...believe me, the others do. They're only stressed from belligerant beatings and poor water quality.
So how will they be stressed? The fish won't see them, they probably won't see the fish....noone gets hurt.
And to defend my personal character...I take no pleasure in controlling my pets, nor seeing things be eaten or chased. In fact I rarely see most of my herps because I provide them more than adequate hiding spots....so seeing them is almost a special treat, though I get to see them daily.
Face it. Some frogs live near fish.