02-21-2010, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Twistersmom
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.