We feed up to 12 wild turtles on a given night, including cooters, sliders, soft-shells and even a snapper. We have been feeding them the same brand of floating catfish pellets for a year. When we throw out the first handful the water boils with fish, mostly bluegill/bream. The past 2 nights, the bluegills and soft-shell turtles have been literally spitting the pellets out. The hard-shell cooters and sliders and snapper still eat it, but they look like they don't like it as much. We bought this 50 lb bag a couple weeks ago and everyone was happy with it until last night. We keep it in a plastic bin in our screened porch. I've caught Carol and Jaffa snacking on them, but to my untrained nose it doesn't smell different, and if Jaffa had, say, poofed in the bin you'd know it. Has anyone heard of a recall on pond pellets? I will have to wait to get the brand name as we threw out the bag. What was the big pet food recall earlier this year? Any info would help. It's just freaky seeing all those fish ignoring all those pellets. I haven't been able to locate the brand by finding a pic of the bag online yet. Could be locally made.
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Post by sunnyberra on Sept 11, 2012 20:28:51 GMT -5
Oh no :C I'm so sorry - I haven't heard a thing about pond pellets being recalled, maybe someone else has, hopefully.
Is there any way there could be even slight moisture getting in, or it being exposed enough to become stale? Only things I can think of, and I'd imagine even if it was slightly off the fish/turtles would know before a human would.
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