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Old March 1st, 2005, 08:40 AM
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I have read posts from people who have fed the fish when they snorkle. What do you feed them, and is it safe for the environment. I would love to attract the fish for the experience but would not want to disturb the eco-system. Any ideas?
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Old March 1st, 2005, 01:37 PM
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We usually take a box or cereal or two and use that. The only thing I have to warn you about is that fish can be and are pretty aggressive when you start feeding them and will swarm you pretty good. They also know if you put the bag in your shorts too and will go after it! <> It is fun but unless you are careful you might get a nip or two out of it. <G>
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Old March 1st, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Milkbone dog biscuits work great. They do not break up so easily in the water and you are able to swim to your desired snorkeling spot. I fed the fish off the shore and they came up to me like in an aquarium. I used the always on my snorkeling excursions. Have fun. Dee
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I have seen a lot of people use cheez-wiz. I guess the can is convenient for underwater.

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Old March 1st, 2005, 05:34 PM
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Take a waterbottle with a sports cap on it and go to wal*mart and buy fish food. When it is time to go snorkeling put the food in the bottle then add water. It works like a charm!
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Old March 1st, 2005, 07:04 PM
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I think the answer to your question is "probably". Anytime man introduces (barges in?) to a creature's environment something is upset. I think it can't NOT upset the eco-system - the question is: how much?

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We even brought dinner rolls from dinner, worked great until we were caught feeding the fish, that was a big no-no at Trunk Bay. Just makes sure its allowed where you are snorkeling, even crackers work well.

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Fish food is hands down the best bet. Most tropical fish you encounter don't really have teeth, fish don't "chew" like we do. So dog biscuits & stuff like that would not be my first suggestion.

Think of it as you trying to eat & having no teeth & gum your food. What would you want to be fed to you?

But fish feed already have their own food provided by the ocean. They don't really need a handout from us.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 10:25 AM
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I heard about the cheez wiz. A friend went on a snorkeling excursion and when she went to register at the location, they had shelves of cheez wiz for sell. The attendent said when you squeeze it out, the fish are a comin"!! We're bringing some with us, as we heard their prices were high.
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