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 Post subject: Blood Worms
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:58 am 
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Once I bought some livebearers and they were very skinny looking - was recommended to feed them live bloodworms to fatten them up.

Another fish shop cautioned strongly against that, saying that bloodworms can cause bloat and other diseases.

What does everyone else think and use for food?


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 Post subject: Re: Blood Worms
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:26 pm 
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Live bloodworms....not easy to cultivate....some believe the spikes along body can tear insides of some fish
particularly dwarf cichlids....and blame their use for internal infections...I don't believe they are a problem, more likely water that's too hard is the issue

Microworms are easy to cultivate and available in Brisbane....but should not be the only item in their diet
Mossie larva are great live food....but illegal to produce....;)

Staple food....I use 50/50 powdered NLS/ powdered Spirulina
but thinking of swapping the NSL for powdered egg

Most livebearers are designed to skim the surface (upturned mouths) so powder floats where endlers can easily get it


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 Post subject: Re: Blood Worms
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 2:30 am 
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I totally agreed with Mr Rod. I think you mean "Frozen Bloodworm"


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