I like to toss these little guys in flour and salt and then fry until crispy. (May repeat one more time or until the fish is hard enough to stand the following stir frying.). We caught twice that many in a single seine haul. A hungry fish is a healthy fish; a starved one is just dead. Silversides, any of several species of small slim schooling fish of the family Atherinidae (order Atheriniformes), found in freshwater and along coasts around the world in warm and temperate regions. Brilliant Hub, Nice to know that someone cares.I have 2 10 year old Chinchilla Persians who are only allowed to eat a vet's brand of exclusive food for Hypersensitive cats. Where They Live. Silversides belong to Order Atheriniformes, which also contains the freshwater rainbowfishes popular in the aquarium trade, as well as the odd priapiumfishes, in which the male fish has a sex organ extending from underneath its head.. Less bizarre but no less interesting a relative is the California grunion (Leuresthes tenuis), famous for its spawning orgies onto sandy beaches at night. Stir in salt and fish to finish. This company uses Menidia Menidia species of silversides which do not contain thaiminase and are NOT smelt. I feed everyone twice per day, once pellets or flakes and once a frozen cube of mysis or brine shrimp. When pursued by bigger fish the Silverside tries to escape by making little leaps out of the water. To confirm this, I have emailed SF Bay last saturday and asked again what species of fish they use. When consuming fish from Lake Palmdale, women ages 18-49 and children ages 1-17 may safely eat a maximum of seven total servings per week of Hitch or Inland Silverside, or six total servings per week of goby or sunfish species, or three total servings per week of Channel Catfish, or two servings per week of black bass species, or one total serving per week of Black Crappie. The Atlantic silverside is a long, slender, and thin-bodied fish with two dorsal fins, a rounded white belly, and large scales. for egrets, terns, gulls, cormorants, blue crabs and smaller fish. Smelt are very small and all parts of the fish are edible, including the head. Whoppers sometimes reach 100 mm (4 in). This inexpensive cut of meat is flavorful, but rather tough. It is one of the most common fish in the Chesapeake Bay and in the Barnegat Bay.They are a common subject of scientific research because of their sensitivity to environmental changes. There are a few snake breeds which have a more fish/water dweller focused diet. Pejerrey has a number of names in English, including Chilean Silveside, Peruvian Silverside, and Sea Silverside. Im going to agree with @Trex..... many people in the hobby use to suggest silversides for all anemones but that view has changed a lot recently due to the fact that many don't consume the silverside, and spit it out hours after "eating it".I just don't see BTA as fish predators, unlike carpet anemones that can def take down bony fishes. This little fish usually lives for only 15-27 months. The problem: He does not eat fish food. They were very good. I feed mine those, mysis, spirulina brine, clams, nori, and mega marine angel. Now I do not mean starve your fish. silversides, common name for small shore fishes, belonging to the family Antherinidae, abundant in the warmer waters of the Atlantic and Pacific, and named for the silvery stripe on either side of the body. Along each side, from the pectoral fin to its caudal fin, is a distinct silver band outlined by a narrow black stripe. Please I need your help I'm started to get a little worried. You can also make a nice fish broth with these little guys. Spread fish out on sheet, bake at 100C or 220F for 5 minutes, stir around and let dry for 5 minutes, then bake again for 5 minutes. I feed them one once or twice a week, and also make sure they are the size that can swallow without too much trouble. I am waiting for their response.