Feeding live BSFL to Red Belly Piranha?

Aquaman07

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Hey guys, I have been pondering.
we started a home compost for vegetable waste at home, all natural, no chemicals. I have observed that it attracts a lot of soldier flies. And when in season, the eggs hatch and there are hundreds of larvae that explore outside the compost dump too. Would it be safe to pick the larvae up and feed them to my Red Belly, live( as an occasional snack)? I want to replicate his natural diet as much as possible… I read insects are larvae are part of his diet too…
Please help
 
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tlindsey

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Hey guys, I have been pondering.
we started a home compost for vegetable waste at home, all natural, no chemicals. I have observed that it attracts a lot of soldier flies. And when in season, the eggs hatch and there are hundreds of larvae that explore outside the compost dump too. Would it be safe to pick the larvae up and feed them to my Red Belly, live( as an occasional snack)? I want to replicate his natural diet as much as possible… I read insects are larvae are part of his diet too…
Please help
I don't see any problem with the RBP eating the Soldier Fly Larvae.
 

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Hello A Aquaman07 ,
I think you're good to go. Black Soldier Flies larvae would be a good source of protein for your RBP. It's the main ingredient in Fluval Bug Bites. I've heard nothing but good about Bug Bites. I say go for it.
 

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Hello A Aquaman07 ,
I think you're good to go. Black Soldier Flies larvae would be a good source of protein for your RBP. It's the main ingredient in Fluval Bug Bites. I've heard nothing but good about Bug Bites. I say go for it.
All my fish love bug bites. So much so it's hard to feed other pellets.
 
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