01-15-2012, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by magpie
I wasn't aware of issues feeding live worms... what are the issues and how likely would there be issues? My LFS is very reputable and feeds their fish live worms on occasion, as I see them in the tanks. I do trust them... but am curious what others have to say on this, too.
I've always fed frozen also, but saw that my LFS also feed live, so I decided to try some. I'll finish them up, but now I'm paranoid. I'm guessing they can carry some sort of parasite? What is there to worry about as far as illness? I bought the little "cup" thing even, but it was under $4 so not a big loss if I give up feeding live occassionally.
When I go back to this LFS, I'm going to ask them about the safety of them - didn't think of it at the time. Perhaps they're raised/bred in captivity, and there is no possibility of carrying diseases. Have no clue about how they acquire these strange looking worms.
Last edited by GwenInNM; 01-15-2012 at 02:34 PM..