- - Earthworms
|Oscarfish789 ||02-03-2012 06:02 PM |
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???
|Tazman ||02-03-2012 08:42 PM |
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.
|rrcoolj ||02-03-2012 08:42 PM |
Yes just make sure you(or people around you) do not use pest-asides. That can kill your fish.
|lorax84 ||02-04-2012 02:25 AM |
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.
|Oscarfish789 ||02-04-2012 09:08 AM |
thanks for the answers everyone.
|beetlebz ||02-04-2012 11:54 PM |
I catch all the spiders I find and feed to my cichlids, my flowerhorn LOVED them
|Oscarfish789 ||02-05-2012 09:13 AM |
what about common house spiders, like the brownish tan ones?
|beetlebz ||02-05-2012 11:53 AM |
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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