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Posted by CanidMan on February 19, 2003 at 16:28:13:
In Reply to: afraid of fish? posted by karmic1 on February 19, 2003 at 11:41:43:
In my opinion, snappers like slow moving prey. There is more of a chance for your turtle to catch one, if there is a large school. the more he eats, the less chance he has to catch them. I doubt the turtle is being stressed, but I may be wrong. Try killing the fish first, then dropping them in one by one. I used to collect wild bridle shiners for my 8 year old common snapper. These occured naturally where he was collected. I collected large batches and killed them first...heres a tip(you may not want to read any further if you oppose killing prey)..fill a sink or pot full of scalding hot water, and dump the fish in..they will die instantly, now you can just pop them into the water for your turtle to enjoy.