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anybody feed live foods to rainbows?

I read the sticky above on live foods as well as Mike Hellweg's book "Culturing Live Foods". I am thinking about hatching and growing brine shrimp. My Boesmani Rainbows go nuts for frozen mysis and brine. I can also feed the baby brine shrimp to my various smaller tetras. If you have Rainbows, what live foods do you feed?
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I read the sticky above on live foods as well as Mike Hellweg's book "Culturing Live Foods". I am thinking about hatching and growing brine shrimp. My Boesmani Rainbows go nuts for frozen mysis and brine. I can also feed the baby brine shrimp to my various smaller tetras. If you have Rainbows, what live foods do you feed?
if your doing live food, make sure you have a tight lid lol. Rainbows feed on mosquito larva in the wild too. might be a good meal... just hope none survive? lol
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White worms. I have yet to see a fish that doesn't go crazy over them. I have fed them what I think are meal worms (???) (found them living in an old can of rolled oats - they were small but nice and fat - basically grubs that were spinning their web). THey would probably also eat small earthworms.

Back when I was a kid I used to dig up earthworms, chop'em up and feed them to my barbs......
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White worms. I have yet to see a fish that doesn't go crazy over them. I have fed them what I think are meal worms (???) (found them living in an old can of rolled oats - they were small but nice and fat - basically grubs that were spinning their web). THey would probably also eat small earthworms.

Back when I was a kid I used to dig up earthworms, chop'em up and feed them to my barbs......
Hi Razorworm,

+1 for farrenator's comment. My Melanotaenia lacustris (Turquoise Rainbowfish) enjoy white worms a couple of times a week and they are constantly spawning in my 45 gallon community tank.

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