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#1 MissOcean

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:30 PM

I was at Dutch Springs the other day, and really my favorite thing to do there is find crayfish and feed them to the fish. I found one and threw it out and two fish collided!! Right into each other!!! It was pretty funny! Just wanted to share that!
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#2 DandyDon

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:50 PM

Uh Oh....! Posted Image

Be gentle folks - she's new....
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#3 Walter

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:15 PM

Don, she's also my daughter's age, of course I'll be gentle.

Darlin', that does sound like it was funny to watch. I believe Don is referring to the fact that lots of folks are philosophically opposed to feeding fish.
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#4 MissOcean

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:28 PM

I'm sorry. At Dutch, you search for crayfish and the fish follow you until you feed them. You feed one and then a bunch come around you. If you've been to Dutch you'd understand.
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:18 PM

I understand, but I'm still philosophically opposed to the practice.
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:46 PM

Teasing a little with ya, hon. I'm mostly against feeding fishes - especially other members of the system, but this will certainly vary with different locations. We seem to view our crawdads as mascots at Santa Rosa NM.

I bet that was funny when the fish collided. You can laugh thru a reg, too - as well as puke as needed.

Edited by DandyDon, 07 July 2007 - 08:46 PM.

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#7 MissOcean

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:20 PM

Teasing a little with ya, hon. I'm mostly against feeding fishes - especially other members of the system, but this will certainly vary with different locations. We seem to view our crawdads as mascots at Santa Rosa NM.

I bet that was funny when the fish collided. You can laugh thru a reg, too - as well as puke as needed.



Yeah I see that now..didn't realize I was affending people! :birthday: :birthday: thank you very much for that info about puking! I know that you can laugh..cause I do often!

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:36 PM

I saw something today I had never seen...

A catfish, essentially, standing on it's tail. Swimming through the P1 cavern at Peacock Springs State Park, I swam past a catfish I thought was dead. It was just there, next to a rock. Tail in the dirt, head to the sky, not moving, whiskers spread out. As I passed it and my buddy neared it, you could see the gills moving.

I don't know if it was playing "dead" or what it was doing, but it was some of the most odd behavior I'd seen.

Oh, and I avoid feeding fish whenever possible.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 11:35 PM

thank you very much for that info about puking! I know that you can laugh..cause I do often!

Didn't we cover that in your heartburn thread? Maybe not. If heartburn leads to a puke diving, you can puke thru your reg. But your OW Inst probly taught you that.

I took some dry cat food down on a dive off of Belize one - wanted to attract pretty fish for pics. Instead, the triggers and barracuda ran them all off. One two-foot cuda followed me around for the rest of the dive. That's when I stopped feeding fish while diving.

Feeding fish from a boat is sometimes needed, and we try to be nice to those who have to.
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:08 AM

"Fed the fish" through my regulayor recently. Not a pleasant experience for me or the guy behind me on the throw line!!! Sorry Ski!
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:19 AM

I was at Dutch Springs the other day, and really my favorite thing to do there is find crayfish and feed them to the fish. I found one and threw it out and two fish collided!! Right into each other!!! It was pretty funny! Just wanted to share that!


Hey Miss Ocean. It was good to see you and your dad up there yesterday. Maybe next time we'll dive together.

I see the posts about feeding fish, which is probably bad practice in most cases. But, at Dutch, I think what's done is done. Those fish are so conditioned to getting fed, they get pissed off and start harassing you when you don't feed them. I had four bass follow me halfway across the lake the other day.

BTW, did you see that 2ft rainbow trout? I'd like that fish to feed me.
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 07:57 AM

Try using cheeze wiz...the fish love it.

Oh, and for my wildlife sighting....a friggin' big lizard sitting on the wall looking at me. Sorry, no fish.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:05 AM

I think it's only fair, sometimes I feed the fish, sometimes they feed me, circle of life.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:13 AM

Try using cheeze wiz...the fish love it.


They do, but it's not good for them. If you are going to feed them, feed them things they'd find in their environment, not cheeze.

Edited by Walter, 08 July 2007 - 09:13 AM.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:16 AM

I'll frequently feed fish (mostly cunners) blue mussels when I'm diving at Ft. Wetherill. I put two mussels in my hand and squeeze; one of the shells will crack. After feeding the fish a couple of mussels, they'll eat right out of my hand. One time, when I was hand feeding the cunners, a young-of-the-year filefish (a tropical whose larva drifted up to us on the Gulf Stream) swam over and ate out of my hand. Fortunately, I had dive buddies who saw this, so I could validate the story.

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