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Experienced fish keepers: What are you feeding your fish?

Wookii

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Hi all,

They are <"very round, and not very active">. You can see them below on the dark plastic.

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They also smell, a sweet, minty smell, with slightly unpleasant undertones.

cheers Darrel

That’s some massive grindal worms, mine get nowhere near as big as that.
 

Wookii

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I didn’t get them from TA but they are German so may be the same thing. They’re very good, well accepted by all fish including Poecilocharax Weitzmani which can be very fussy.

As for the black worms I haven’t found a fish that doesn’t love them, they suck them up like spaghetti.

cheers

Conor

Do you rehydrate/soak the black worms before feeding, or just feed them dry?
 

Conort2

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Do you rehydrate/soak the black worms before feeding, or just feed them dry?
Did you buy loose or the cubed version? I’ve only used the cubes, I either stick this directly to the glass or soak them and mash these up a bit to form a paste which then sinks for my corydoras.
 

Wookii

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Did you buy loose or the cubed version? I’ve only used the cubes, I either stick this directly to the glass or soak them and mash these up a bit to form a paste which then sinks for my corydoras.

Yeah I bought 25g of the cubes.
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Do you think they could be cultured in my rainwater butt that I use for water changes? The daphnia population is doing very well in there.

cheers
I think you probably could, if the bottom isn't entirely clean.

cheers Darrel
 

MattC

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Discus are said to do exceptionally well on tubifex and I was thinking of culturing blackworm in a sump refugium primarily as high quality food for my black rams.
 

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I was also going to culture daphnia and shrimp there too and adding asselus to the main tank. There seems something more wholistic about including inverts in freshwater. It seems to bring a fuller lifecycle. If anyone has concerns on that approach I’d love to hear them as after advice.
 

mort

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I was also going to culture daphnia and shrimp there too and adding asselus to the main tank. There seems something more wholistic about including inverts in freshwater. It seems to bring a fuller lifecycle.

The thing that switched me to marine aquariums over tropical in the past was that it was much easier to keep a fuller natural ecosystem. I loved all the shrimp, worms, brittlestars, pods etc and it often fascinated me more than the corals and fish. Since then the freshwater side has got massively into shrimp and other tiny inverts and it's nice that people are keeping a more diverse tank, couple that with the few who look even wider and add other critters and I think you are on to a winner.
 

Easternlethal

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I recently set up a deep sand bed in my 125 gallon which grows worms and all kinds of critters which my fish love. I have discus, corys, tetras, glass catfish, saes, kuhli loaches.

To supplement I blend beefheart, krill, peas and garlic with vitamin water.

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Simon Cole

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Artificial: bug bites, dennerle complete 2mm, tropica flakes.
Living: Grindal worms, C. blackworm, wingless fruit flies, springtails, the odd whiteworm.
Seasonal: mosq. larvae, bloodworm, aphids, small caterpillars.
Also blanched nettles, pollen for some fish and shrimp. And pellets for algae eaters.
 

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