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Old 03-22-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
 
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Maggots

There have been a couple of threads here about feeding worms to fish.

Has anybody ever fed their fish MAGGOTS? I know that fishing shops sell live tubs of them as bait - but would they be suitable for feeding?

And would they have any nutritional value?

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Old 03-22-2007, 11:03 AM   #2
 
hi kateyoup personally i would not feed my fish with them as i use them to go fishing but i have used squats which are like a maggot only smaller and i have only gave them to my goldfish and a little tench what i found in my net from a fishing trip. but you look at the size of a maggot and a guppy and start wondering how it will fit into its mouth. but like i said thats my personal opinon hpe its some use
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
 
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Thanks Rogerlee. :)
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:42 PM   #4
 
i have fed my fish maggots , i just cut some of their body with scissors so the juices come out and then the tetras and my guppies seem to enjoy picking off them.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:01 PM   #5
 
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I could never touch a maggot.
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:24 PM   #6
 
maggots are different from mealworms... right?
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:28 PM   #7
 
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I'm not too sure. I think perhaps maggots are bluebottle larvae (and are larger) and mealworms are beetle larvae. Somebody correct if I'm wrong.
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:43 PM   #8
 
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From what I remember, Maggots are flies where Mealworms are beetles.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:16 PM   #9
 
meal worms are beetle larvae and maggots are from the blubottle fly and squats are from little flys called midges and they are very small maggots
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:59 PM   #10
 
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I could never touch a maggot.
i have to agree! i cant even feed frozen blocks of bloodworm. my fish only get bloodworm when my boyfriend is up to open the "freezer compartment from hell" and feed accordingly where i will leave the room until the ordeal is over!!!
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