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 Thiaminase?

Hello everyone, I feed my blotched water snakes (nerodia erythrogaster transversa) pinkies and sometimes rosy reds. I’ve been informed by some people though that the rosy reds carry thiaminase, which can be extremely harmful to my snakes. I was wondering if any of you knew if this was true and whether I should stop feeding them the rosies all together or if i can keep feeding them the rosies (note: they love eating rosies, not so much with pinkies).



02/19/09  10:48am

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  Message To: PlumPudding   In reference to Message Id: 1955669


 Thiaminase?

No rosies do not carry it, I think your getting gold fish confused with rosies. Gold fish do carry thiaminase, rosies on the other hand do not and are the most recommended feederfish. Your snake will be fine.



02/21/09  07:00pm

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  Message To: Reptilefreak23   In reference to Message Id: 1956893


 Thiaminase?

also, if you freeze fish for too long they will get thaiminese. but...if you heat the fish up all the way (in a microwave, under a heat lamp, in hot water, etc. [but i don’t really reccomend the microwave], the thaiminese will be gone.



02/24/09  06:36pm


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