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Old 02-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #11
 
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Calimaris (sp?) worms don't get that big do they?
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:43 AM   #12
 
Its the dead of winter with 12 inches of snow on the ground so i dont know where they would find a worm to throw in there. lol I dont know what it was but it was about 3 to 4 inches long.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:07 AM   #13
 
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MH i thought calimari was squid tentacles...??

i found this site, mabey it can tell you
The Worms!

i have had teeny tiny white worms once in my koi/goldfish tank. i was told they were water maggots. (as sometimes tiny little fruit flies would fly out from under the hood when i opened it up.
thank god theyre gone now! that was so disgusting to me. i must have snaitized the living hell out of that hood and the tank too after he said that!! gross!
hope you find out what the heck it was, and hopefully its not a parasite, no fun!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:09 AM   #14
 
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MH i thought calimari was squid tentacles...??

i found this site, mabey it can tell you
The Worms!

i have had teeny tiny white worms once in my koi/goldfish tank. i was told they were water maggots. (as sometimes tiny little fruit flies would fly out from under the hood when i opened it up.
thank god theyre gone now! that was so disgusting to me. i must have snaitized the living hell out of that hood and the tank too after he said that!! gross!
hope you find out what the heck it was, and hopefully its not a parasite, no fun!
Sounds like you could have used an archer fish
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:48 AM   #15
 
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Its the dead of winter with 12 inches of snow on the ground so i dont know where they would find a worm to throw in there. lol I dont know what it was but it was about 3 to 4 inches long.
Ah yes, I forgot about all the snow on the ground. My prankster nephew (wanting to see a fish eat a worm) tossed an earthworm into my tank once, not funny. It was too big for my fish to eat, it sank to the bottom and started to burrow into the substrate. It has halfway in with the rest of its body wriggling above the sand which is what made me think of your worm. I'm just glad I got it out before it burrowed all the way in. I think it would have eventually rotted under the sand.

@ rosehower: water maggots?
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:45 AM   #16
 
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I don't know if you have ever fed your fish earth worms, but they can live under water for quite some time. My catfish get an occasional earth worm treat, and I have found them before in the gravel, still alive, a couple weeks later.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:29 PM   #17
 
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I don't know if you have ever fed your fish earth worms, but they can live under water for quite some time. My catfish get an occasional earth worm treat, and I have found them before in the gravel, still alive, a couple weeks later.
I'm glad you brought this topic up. I keep a worm bin. Red wrigglers. They are fed only organic food scraps. They would be a perfect fish food due to their availablity but...one of my LFS guys (who is very well respected) says they are toxic to fish. He said he fed a group of small turtles a bunch of red wrigglers and that the turtles died.
From the research I did young turtles should not be fed hi protein meals and I think this is what did the turtles in. Does anybody know the definitive answer on this? My discus love these worms (I only fed them the red wrigglers one time) but I'm hesitant to feed them my worms until I know the absolute answer on whether or not red wrigglers are toxic.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:34 PM   #18
 
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I'm glad you brought this topic up. I keep a worm bin. Red wrigglers. They are fed only organic food scraps. They would be a perfect fish food due to their availablity but...one of my LFS guys (who is very well respected) says they are toxic to fish. He said he fed a group of small turtles a bunch of red wrigglers and that the turtles died.
From the research I did young turtles should not be fed hi protein meals and I think this is what did the turtles in. Does anybody know the definitive answer on this? My discus love these worms (I only fed them the red wrigglers one time) but I'm hesitant to feed them my worms until I know the absolute answer on whether or not red wrigglers are toxic.
Check this out Kymmie
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #19
 
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I sent "Uncle Jim" an email. The woman I purchased my worms from claims they are perfectly safe for my fish. She's the person who told me that the baby turtles died due to hi protein poisoning. I'll wait and see what "Uncle Jim" says. Thanks for the link Eric!
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #20
 
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I have never heard of Red wrigglers being unsafe for fish. Petsmart even carries over priced red wigglers to sell as fish food. I believe the story about feeding the turtles the wrong diet, to be be the true story.
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