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 Post subject: Organic Catfish Feed?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:31 pm 
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We have a 1-2 acre catfish pond where we raise catfish for our own use. Is there any floating organic catfish feed that I can buy in the Sherman-Paris-McKinney area? I am concerned that the standard catfish feed I am buying may contain unhealthy materials.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:09 pm 
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First off, I am not aware of suppliers of organic catfish feed (which doesn't mean they don't exist). I suspect the scarcity of organic pet food tells a similar tale for somewhat similar products such as fish feed. One impediment to the availability of organic catfish food might be the current dearth of certified organic fish production. If the 2001 information at this link

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department ... enDocument

is accurate, both situations may be changing or have the impetus to change some before very long. As the Suzuki article I posted under the Salmon topic in the Food forum suggests, a major source of contamination is the bio-accumulated toxics in the fish meal portion of common fish feed. At least one maker:

http://www.freedomfeeds.com/

produces fish meal-free fish feeds. There may be other manufacturers. I'm not sure how easy it would be to home-make catfish feed because I'm not sure of what form, particle size, and firmness is needed. If you can find a source for "certified" organic farm-raised fish, you probably can find out who makes the feed for them. On the other hand, maybe someone who actually knows something about it can give you a more direct answer. :wink:

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 Post subject: # of animals / acre
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:20 pm 
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I know nothing of cat fish but what about Munster organic dog food? Probably will not float.
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