I found some caterpillars on one of my rose plants. I also have some fish, guppies and one sucking cat fish, and I want to know if I can feed the caterpillars to these fish. I don't want to try feeding it since I've heard before that some caterpillars can be poisonous. They can sometimes cause itchiness to humans if they get into contact. Guppies eat live worms and these caterpillars are almost as small the worms I used to feed them. Please share your experience or knowledge on this.
Well, if the guppies are big enough, (and the caterpillar small enough) they should eat them.
I wouldn't expect the cat fish to touch it, though, unless it sank to the bottom.
Are caterpillars poisonous to fish, especially my guppies?
Generally, bigger fish eat live food much better than smaller fish. To me, it seems like the smaler fish can't get around the slime or exoskeleton of the prey, so they tend to vigorously try for a few minutes, then ignore them. And indeed, guppies are quite small. Regardless, though, a lot of times, brightly colored insects are poisonous, while dull colored ones aren't (they rely more so on evasion of predators).
The fish generally all eats the fish feed, the wool insect has virulently.
I dont know. IS possible that some kind of fish do, but I dont know.