Feeding - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 36
Feeding

Hey, I'm not sure if this thread belongs here so mods feel free to move it. Since I frequently feed blackworms, I was wondering if they harm plants, or compete for nutrients with the plants in anyway once they reach the bottom?
nemesis1337 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 10:51 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
danmhippo's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Posts: 332
No, they won't harm your plants nor will they rob them of nutrient. They are true aquatic and will continue to feed on detritus in the gravel.

However, depends on how much worms you have relative to the tank volume, black worms are animals too and will compete for available O2 while give out CO2. You need to look for signs of O2 deficiency (fish gasping for air at the surface).

Blackworm (aka bloodworm) is larvae form of midge fly. Although non-biting, but having too much of them in the house is a very annoying thing. I would suggest you get a couple Khuli loach for them to dig and search gravel for escaping blackworms.
danmhippo is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 01:48 AM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SE PA, USA
Posts: 194
HTML Code:
Blackworm (aka bloodworm) is larvae form of midge fly. Although non-biting, but having too much of them in the house is a very annoying thing. I would suggest you get a couple Khuli loach for them to dig and search gravel for escaping blackworms.
In the USA the term "blackworm" usually is used to refer to a member of the lumbriculus family, of which the common earthworm is also a member. The term also is sometimes used to refer to a tubifex worm.

Here live bloodworms (midge larvae) are rarely if every sold as food because of difficulty in collecting. They are sold frozen, however.

Here is a link that will tell one more than he or she needs to know about blackworms: http://www.aquariumfish.net/informat...ck_worms_2.htm..

Bill
aquabillpers is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome