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post #1 of 8 Old 02-03-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question Earthworms

Hey guys just wondering if its ok to feed my Oscars earthworms from my yard if i rinse them off cause my yard is full of them during the summer???
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-03-2012, 08:42 PM
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Not a good idea as they can be carriers of anything they pick up from the soil - E.coli being one, which is lethal to your fish and potentially you as well.

It is best to buy them from your LFS as they will pure and clean and not open to anything they might pick up in the ground.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-03-2012, 08:42 PM
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Yes just make sure you(or people around you) do not use pest-asides. That can kill your fish.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-04-2012, 02:25 AM
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If you really want to feed worms on the cheap you can start a compost box with some red worms and feed from it. That way you know what the worms are eating and it wont cost you any money aside form the initial investment.
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-04-2012, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the answers everyone.

Hi I'm a Goldfish I have a 3 second memory span... hi I'm a Goldfish I have a three second memory span.... Gotta love my sister:)

1-55 gallon Cichlid tank,

1-1 1/2 gallon Betta bowl,

1- 5.5 gallon Pac-Man frog tank,

Soon to be 1-20 gallon reptile tank,

1-Britney spaniel/family dog,

used to own 1-painted turtle, 1-wild hermit crab RIP,2 Guinea pigs RIP.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-04-2012, 11:54 PM
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I catch all the spiders I find and feed to my cichlids, my flowerhorn LOVED them

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-05-2012, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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what about common house spiders, like the brownish tan ones?

Hi I'm a Goldfish I have a 3 second memory span... hi I'm a Goldfish I have a three second memory span.... Gotta love my sister:)

1-55 gallon Cichlid tank,

1-1 1/2 gallon Betta bowl,

1- 5.5 gallon Pac-Man frog tank,

Soon to be 1-20 gallon reptile tank,

1-Britney spaniel/family dog,

used to own 1-painted turtle, 1-wild hermit crab RIP,2 Guinea pigs RIP.
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-05-2012, 11:53 AM
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I asked the keeper at my LFS, she said any spider, they will eat the spiders before the spiders can bite (even if theyre slightly venomous). So ive always fed spiders to my cichlids, never had a problem.

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