feeding my oct.


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He's eating good,(crabs and small fish), but I'm just wondering if fresh water fish are safe for him to eat. I personal see fresh water fish to be "dirty" compared to salt water fish.
Thanks for the help

Its not really so much that they are dirty its more to do with the fact that freshwater and saltwater animals have a very different physiology. So it is not recommended to feed freshwater animals or even terrestrial invertebrates to cephalopods over a sustained period due to the fact that they have the wrong kind of "ingredients". Most of it is to do with the fats present.

Having said all that, I have used goldfish and trout from time to time, but crustaceans and mollusks are the preffered diet!