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buckmanrules 12-19-2010 03:30 PM

What are these? Bloodworms?
 
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I recently had a 300 gallon vat full of Plecos crash in the cold here in Florida. I drained the vat but have not yet cleaned it. Today I see red worms which are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in size all over. Are these bloodworms? Good live fish food?

Here is an out of focus photo.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...1&d=1292794134

wised 01-01-2011 06:17 AM

I am not an expert but to me it looks like bloodworms and they are very good food for your fish :)

kaz 03-04-2011 02:46 PM

They look like blood worm to me too.
Blood worms are great fish food like already mentioned. They are the most common used to help treat many diseases and are used to try to help treat 'bloat' (please people, correct me if I'm wrong about this)

Romad 03-04-2011 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kaz (Post 608911)
They look like blood worm to me too.
Blood worms are great fish food like already mentioned. They are the most common used to help treat many diseases and are used to try to help treat 'bloat' (please people, correct me if I'm wrong about this)

You might be thinking of daphnia for the bloat. It's a good digestive for fish.

Bloodworms are a good source of protein but I don't think they do anything to help or prevent diseases.

Lupin 03-04-2011 06:01 PM

Yep. Bloodworms. I used to drain my ponds and collect them for my little fishies.:love:


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