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SeaCucumberFan
07/17/2016, 09:29 AM
I was thinking of maybe eating tank raised animals like lobsters, but is it OK to do so? I was thinking of maybe eating my cuke when it dies, I think it is holothuria spinifera or maybe getting some crabs, raising them, and then once they get to big I can eat it. Is that possible? You can certainly eat freshwater pond raised fish and fish from big fish farms, but what about saltwater tank raised? I've seen a Japanese restaurant grow their own lobsters but what about home aquariums?

Sk8r
07/17/2016, 09:47 AM
Just as in a garden, if you've used some types of chemicals on the flower bed, the produce isn't healthy to eat.

SeaCucumberFan
07/17/2016, 07:27 PM
I have never given medications, just fish food, coral food, and calcium, will that be ok?

CaptiveCoral
07/17/2016, 09:17 PM
Depends on how crazy/brave you are I guess. I cant imagine it would be all that cost effective.

farfromsea
07/18/2016, 12:40 AM
I would not eat a sea cucumber that had died already in the tank sounds like bad news...decomposing flesh. Makes me want to vomit.

CSalty
07/18/2016, 12:46 AM
I get asked this question all the time lol


SSgt Saltwater

ThRoewer
07/18/2016, 04:39 AM
I always tell everybody who asks this question that all fish in my tank are extremely poisonous and they will die if they eat them :D

SeaCucumberFan
07/18/2016, 04:43 AM
But is it safe to eat tank raised lobsters and crabs still?

aquamann183
07/18/2016, 10:57 AM
This kind of made me laugh. Lol.
I don't see why not, kind of funny if you are raising lobsters in your aquarium to eat. 😂

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GimpyFin
07/18/2016, 01:32 PM
What kind of crabs and lobsters do you have in your tank? The ones at seafood marts and restaurant tanks are typically different than what you'd have in a home aquarium. You could always give it a shot if you're curious. Don't tell Red Lobster, though. They might come out with "Emerald Crab Fest" all you can eat for $19.99.

jwolcott
07/18/2016, 03:29 PM
I think you guys need to pay attention to his location as well, he's on an indonesian island. I would be doing water changes straight from the ocean, and would have no problem eating anything local that I was keeping in my tank :)

GimpyFin
07/18/2016, 04:02 PM
I think you guys need to pay attention to his location as well, he's on an indonesian island. I would be doing water changes straight from the ocean, and would have no problem eating anything local that I was keeping in my tank :)


Java Island isn't exactly like a small remote island. It's quite large and has about 150 million people.

jwolcott
07/18/2016, 04:20 PM
Java Island isn't exactly like a small remote island. It's quite large and has about 150 million people.



Agreed, I was just making sure we weren't talking about someone raising something in the middle of Wyoming or something ;)


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SeaCucumberFan
07/18/2016, 08:04 PM
I dont have any lobsters and crabs right now, just a question. Maybe someday in the future I can make a seafood tank.

niladride
07/19/2016, 06:20 AM
^

You are not serious really, are you?

KafudaFish
07/19/2016, 08:18 AM
I have grown out Malaysian prawns in fiberglass tanks before so the answer is yes if you have the resources available.

SeaCucumberFan
07/19/2016, 09:16 AM
Ok cool I might sell seafood if I get the proper tank. (Especially CUUUUKEEE!!!!)

Shivsreef
07/19/2016, 09:37 AM
You could if you placed no chemicals into the aquarium, also you'd need to kill the animal yourself as if you eat an animal that's already dead it may cause health problems for you.

Fourstars
07/19/2016, 10:45 AM
So this is responsible reef keeping. go to your local fish market! I hear those Hawaiian green button polyps Zoas are really tasty, maybe you should try one of those??:thumbsup:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6431a4.htm?s_cid=mm6431a4_e

johnike
07/19/2016, 10:59 AM
So this is responsible reef keeping. go to your local fish market! I hear those Hawaiian green button polyps Zoas are really tasty, maybe you should try one of those??:thumbsup:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6431a4.htm?s_cid=mm6431a4_e

^^^Posted from Red Lobster with a bib around the neck.
;)
:)

KafudaFish
07/19/2016, 11:09 AM
Pretty sure that guy posted his exposure here on RC.

Guess not but the story is the same:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2253493&

Fourstars
07/19/2016, 11:26 AM
^^^Posted from Red Lobster with a bib around the neck.
;)
:)
Ha! No way I can afford Red Lobster.:lol:

Fourstars
07/19/2016, 11:35 AM
Pretty sure that guy posted his exposure here on RC.

Guess not but the story is the same:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2253493&
Yes, one of the exposures was from starting with a mouth siphon. I had this same experience was and sick for three days. so you might want to re think eating your livestock if you also keep Zoas.

SeaCucumberFan
07/19/2016, 07:48 PM
I will not eat zoas, I don't want to get polytoxinated. But do corals taste good? I wonder if grape corals actually taste like grapes. Yum.

Fourstars
07/19/2016, 09:06 PM
Times must be tough in Java! Maybe you should go out trolling.

farfromsea
07/20/2016, 05:09 AM
I will not eat zoas, I don't want to get polytoxinated. But do corals taste good? I wonder if grape corals actually taste like grapes. Yum.

lol I'm sure that the grape coral was given its common name because of its grape-bunch-like appearance not from its flavor...

johnike
07/20/2016, 06:48 AM
I've eaten stranger than Sea Cucumber, guess I'd try it...
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i329/c2mdevelopmentco/Diary%20of%20life/P1050158.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/c2mdevelopmentco/media/Diary%20of%20life/P1050158.jpg.html)

rosterv
07/20/2016, 10:22 AM
Wouldn't be more than a small morsel though would it? Of course you can eat things, though

farfromsea
07/20/2016, 01:37 PM
I've eaten stranger than Sea Cucumber, guess I'd try it...
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i329/c2mdevelopmentco/Diary%20of%20life/P1050158.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/c2mdevelopmentco/media/Diary%20of%20life/P1050158.jpg.html)

What is that?

jason2459
07/20/2016, 09:14 PM
Candied aiptasia

vikinglord13
07/21/2016, 12:19 AM
People use aquaponics to raise Tilapia with fresh water and then use a garden as a nutrient export.

One can do something similar with saltwater. There are even edible saltwater plants (I started a thread asking about this which is also on this forum). There are some interesting points made on there.

Ultimately, I personally wouldn't keep coral as they release toxins. Only fish and a CUC of some sort.

SeaCucumberFan
07/21/2016, 05:54 AM
In Krakal beach in Java people go out collecting weird barnacle things (Maybe they are anemones) and then cook them and eat them

johnike
07/21/2016, 06:41 AM
Candied aiptasia

:lolspin:
Tea outta the nose.

johnike
07/21/2016, 06:42 AM
What is that?

Sea Cucumber.

SeaCucumberFan
07/21/2016, 07:29 AM
Yum. Sea cucumber is expensive here

farfromsea
07/21/2016, 11:53 AM
Sea Cucumber.

Ah I thought you were posting that the dish was something stranger than/not sea cucumber. Misread on my part

SeaCucumberFan
07/22/2016, 01:41 AM
I've eaten things stranger than cuke, though... Grasshoppers, crickets, mealworms... And..... Bull testicles. All of them taste good

ThRoewer
07/22/2016, 03:36 AM
... I've seen a Japanese restaurant grow their own lobsters but what about home aquariums?
Do they actually grow them there or do they rather just keep them alive until they serve them?
The really good Japanese restaurants that serve Amaebi or Uni buy them alive and keep them alive in aquaria, but they surely don't grow them there.

Agreed, I was just making sure we weren't talking about someone raising something in the middle of Wyoming or something ;)

Java is quite a big island, and if you are in the middle of it you may as well be in Wyoming. :debi:
Heck, I'm in Fremont, CA in the SF Bay Area and even without traffic it's still about an hour to the nearest beach. Dang, I wish I was still in San Diego... there I had just 10 min to the next beach...

CoperBand
07/22/2016, 04:36 AM
Fish meat gets tasteless /bland after spending sometime in the aquarium


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SeaCucumberFan
07/22/2016, 06:14 AM
Do they actually grow them there or do they rather just keep them alive until they serve them?

Java is quite a big island, and if you are in the middle of it you may as well be in Wyoming. :debi:
Heck, I'm in Fremont, CA in the SF Bay Area and even without traffic it's still about an hour to the nearest beach. Dang, I wish I was still in San Diego... there I had just 10 min to the next beach... I think they just keep them alive there but I have seen restaurants that grow their own fish.


Java is full of rice fields and farms. There is a rice field just in front of my house and a small farm in the side. I'm used to the smell of cow poop and chickens and goats coming up to your lawn/front yard

ThRoewer
07/22/2016, 10:51 PM
Fish meat gets tasteless /bland after spending sometime in the aquarium


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Depends on the water quality and on what you feed.
You keep the fish in ****, they taste like ****.
You feed them crap, they taste like crap.
You do both and you get some really yucky tasting fish...

SeaCucumberFan
07/22/2016, 10:58 PM
Ooh keep your fish in orange juice it will taste like orange juice.
But keep your catfish in dirty water they still taste delicious

jerseypete
07/24/2016, 04:31 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160724/3a16c7a59deb2dbac4ae03d65d6298b8.jpgI would say yea. This is a blue point crab that I had in my fuge. He must have came in on an order of macro ' s I got. The first time I say him he was the size of a dime and translucent. He got to about 5 inches before I had to get rid of him. He was digging up my DSB in my fuge. But he looked just as good as anything I seen in store. I didn't eat him though.

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SeaCucumberFan
07/24/2016, 07:50 PM
Oooh blue crab yum I like all types of edible crabs. Why didn't you eat him? Maybe grill it and use some oyster sauce...

Mike Ordner
08/05/2016, 08:47 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160724/3a16c7a59deb2dbac4ae03d65d6298b8.jpgI would say yea. This is a blue point crab that I had in my fuge. He must have came in on an order of macro ' s I got. The first time I say him he was the size of a dime and translucent. He got to about 5 inches before I had to get rid of him. He was digging up my DSB in my fuge. But he looked just as good as anything I seen in store. I didn't eat him though.

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That Blue Crab would be just legal size here in Texas. Now I am hungry for crabs!

dacaptain78
08/05/2016, 10:27 PM
Homer Simpson ate his pet lobster and he is fine. RIP Pinchy.

reef thief
08/06/2016, 08:35 AM
You should be good dude. Just wash it down with an ice cold glass of tank water.