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Amphitrite 03-22-2007 09:04 AM

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?

rogerlee 03-22-2007 10:03 AM

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

Amphitrite 03-22-2007 10:06 AM

Thanks Rogerlee. :)

jb92 03-22-2007 11:42 AM

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.

Sleepy 03-22-2007 12:01 PM

:shock: I could never touch a maggot. :shock:

unlimitedx 03-22-2007 01:24 PM

maggots are different from mealworms... right?

Amphitrite 03-22-2007 01:28 PM

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.

leifthebunny 03-22-2007 02:43 PM

From what I remember, Maggots are flies where Mealworms are beetles.

rogerlee 03-22-2007 04:16 PM

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

Falina 03-22-2007 07:59 PM


Sleepy Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:01 pm :


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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