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post #106 of 142 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 10:36 PM
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I kept my grindals on oats.
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post #107 of 142 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 01:37 AM
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hambone,

what were your thoughts on the whiteworms? did you start a culture or just provide an extra meal to some lucky fish.

I think I stated that grindals are such a nice size I might stop whiteworms. well, I think I will keep them, they do okay at room temp in the fall winter and spring. And who knows what I will have in the next six months to a year, bigger worms might be an asset.

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hambone,

what were your thoughts on the whiteworms? did you start a culture or just provide an extra meal to some lucky fish.

I think I stated that grindals are such a nice size I might stop whiteworms. well, I think I will keep them, they do okay at room temp in the fall winter and spring. And who knows what I will have in the next six months to a year, bigger worms might be an asset.
i fed them to my fish but the smaller guys struggled on them, the bigger guys got super fat on em. much more of a substantial meal then any worms ive ever fed em, thanks!

i wouldn't culture em until i got bigger fish but, what a size difference, more like black worms

time will tell, if my killi eggs hatch, we will see how big those guys get

IMO you should get rid of your culture, you never know when someone local will want some more...

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so im currently experiencing my first bad, aqua bid, paypal situation. Not that 15$ is any hefty sum of money, just more that i want that stupid daphnia culture ASAP.

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Thank you for adding me to the list. I really appreciate all the information available in this thread. Is anyone here using microworms to feed juvenile or small adult fish, or are they more suitable for tiny fry?

Hambone, I am sorry that you're having a problem with your Aquabid order. I hope it works out for you soon!

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Thank you for adding me to the list. I really appreciate all the information available in this thread. Is anyone here using microworms to feed juvenile or small adult fish, or are they more suitable for tiny fry?
my juvenile and small adults really seem to ignore these...

i have guppies and scarlet badis that dont really even give em a second look. now on the other side of the spectrum, these fry will stuff themselves fat on these things. the growth rate has been tremendous.

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my juvenile and small adults really seem to ignore these...

i have guppies and scarlet badis that dont really even give em a second look. now on the other side of the spectrum, these fry will stuff themselves fat on these things. the growth rate has been tremendous.
My experience with micros and micro fish are different.
I use micros with most of my small fish. They chase them and eat them. When they fall to the bottom they eat those too.

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My experience with micros and micro fish are different.
I use micros with most of my small fish. They chase them and eat them. When they fall to the bottom they eat those too.

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your lucky, part of my problem is i cant even see the micros when i put them in the high light tank.

on a positive, the seller of my daphnia finally responded with an email saying that they are shipped. 12 days after purchase. maybe im being unreasonable but i was really upset it took days to return emails and half the month to ship. whatever though. new food is in route!

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I've noticed with mw's, that my fish larger than rasboras (threadfins excluded) don't even notice the mw's even if they swim through a cloud of them.

Threadfins hunt down every last worm.
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Thank you for adding me to the list. I really appreciate all the information available in this thread. Is anyone here using microworms to feed juvenile or small adult fish, or are they more suitable for tiny fry?
I'm feeding my threadfin and rasbora adults mw's as well as my threadfin and gudgeon fry (whether the threadfin fry are eating them is up for debate, though they're big enough, the hunted down some bbs last night.)
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your lucky, part of my problem is i cant even see the micros when i put them in the high light tank.

on a positive, the seller of my daphnia finally responded with an email saying that they are shipped. 12 days after purchase. maybe im being unreasonable but i was really upset it took days to return emails and half the month to ship. whatever though. new food is in route!
I agree it is disappointing. But when we buy from aquabid I think of it this way:these folks are hobbiest selling to share their love of the fish friends. We all get caught up in life, I know I do. So I always give them a break. Now if my stuff came in dead that's a different story.
From what I read daphnia like a dirty tank.

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been about a week since using oatmeal for my microwrms. I will say, IME, that oatmeal is so much better than potatoes it is almost ridiculous. worms appear in a thick layer on the surface, moisture level is much easier to manage, worms are covering the lowest 1/4-1/2" of the container sides above the medium, and for a few inches past that there are still plenty of worms on the container sides to collect.

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I also noticed with oats as long as you keep it to where it gets eaten fairly quickly it cuts down on mold and other undesirables from growing in the culture.
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oatmeal is so much better than potatoes it is almost ridiculous
I can't agree more. Seems like they like it made just like me, consistency wise.

I don't know if I'll be able to eat oatmeal now, after culturing worms in it.

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I can't agree more. Seems like they like it made just like me, consistency wise.

I don't know if I'll be able to eat oatmeal now, after culturing worms in it.
Here is a bit of advice I learned the hard way.

IF you don't have a dedicated spoon for stirring your cultures, get one.

IF you don't get one then rinse off the spoon after you stir your culture.

There is nothing like leaving an oatmeal and microworm covered spoon in the the kitchen sink for your wife (or whomever) to find. They may be small but they still wiggle and glisten.

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