07-18-2014, 07:05 PM
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I have white worms, I didn't know there was a difference in size between them and grindal worms. Angels would/do eat white worms, as long as they are not so extremely tiny, like microworms, that they cannot see them. Just be careful not to over feed them these worms, they are very high in protein and I have found them once to cause bloat. (Don't want to unnecessarily alarm) In this case, one of my angelfish ate the whole matted mess of worms in one gulp. The angelfish was ok in the end, I still have him, but I had to 'hospitalize' him for months and feed him only vegetable matter, until he finally passed it. Once a week, and make sure they are spread evenly should be plenty.
Have you tried or looked into frozen foods? Like bloodworms, brine shrimp? These fish love those too, and they are pretty nutritious as well. The live food's advantages is that it encourages a more natural aqualife, and it won't foul up the water if left uneaten (the worms will live for 24h or something like that), but it's not like any of the frozen goes uneaten in my tanks, lol, they are all over that like piranhas.
You could also look into freeze-dried foods. Like brine shrimp, plankton, blood worms, mini krill......I like to mix it up daily, apparently the dried foods are very nutritious too. I just pre soak the bites, and feed them directly (by hand) to each angelfish. It's funny how they all take turns now eating from my fingers.
And I don't see why your angelfish would not eat them once they are older, mine are 8 years old now and eat the same diverse diet they were raised on from wigglers. I guess they are all different, that's just my experience with them, and other cichlids.
Last edited by angelcraze; 07-18-2014 at 07:11 PM..