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This is a discussion on Water skippers. within the Fish/Fish-related, as Live or Frozen Food forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; I have fire bellied toads and was wondering if i could feed them water skippers?...

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I have fire bellied toads and was wondering if i could feed them water skippers?



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What are water skippers?



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They are small insects that sit on the water. They float around and are also known as water-striders.



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Also called "Water striders"

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Thanks for getting that link. I couldn't figure out how.



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After a quick read through the wikipedia article, I wouldn't feed them to any of my amphibians. They're carnivorous, secrete a nasty smell to ward off predators, and wild caught ones could be vectors for different parasites.



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Ok thank you.



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