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California Blackworms Order

Hey guys. I just ordered 10lbs of california blackworms and I don't think I need all of it. It will be $13.50 a lb. If anyone in the bay area would love some PM me. I'm thinking of keeping only 2lbs or 4lbs. You will have to pick it up at my place in Oakland hehehe. I thought I would pass it on to the board members that are in the bay area.

The blackworms are great for discus. they are disease free and not like tubiflex worms.
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How about $14 plus $4 priority shipping to Minnesota? I have been meaning to order some, but I don't need as much as they typically sell online.
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I dont know how to ship them... sorry... I wish I could. what happens if they died on you
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Hey, that's a good deal! Around the Bay Area, they're $1 / oz. = $16 / lb. Both tetras and cories love 'em!

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Wow, 1Lb of worms? And you got 10 Lbs?

For these messy live worms, isn't it better to get them as needed? Black worms will turn mush if they do not get adequate O2, that's why they crawl up of the buckets. It is especially bad if you use deep buckets to store them. For 10 Lbs in the fridge, you would need a very big shallow pan, and make sure they don't crawl out of it.
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so... anyone wants some in the bay area? it will be here tomorrow, Friday.


$13.50 a lb... your discus will love you for it... hehehe
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Yes, I heard fish go crazy over this stuff. Just be sure to rinse it clean at least once everyday, preferrably twice daily. I have never tried it, don't want the extra work.


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I dont know how to ship them... sorry... I wish I could. what happens if they died on you
Well, obviously I'd get in my car and drive all the way out to where you live and shake you until blackworms fell out. Just kidding, heh.
I have seen setups in TFH that have tupperware containers in the fish room with reduced flow bubblers keeping them alive. I have also had a large thriving blackworm population in my 75 gallon tank before I changed the substrate completely. I don't even know how they got in there, but when I replaced the substrate there were dozens of what looked like little red earthworms living in my substrate. It was no hassle live food for the fish. That is why I was kind of hoping to replenish the population. TFH says that they will live fine in a well established aquarium, if they can make it into the substrate.
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Aphyosemion, I think what you discovered in your tank is not blackworm, but rather tubifex that somehow managed to find its way to your tank.

Blackworm is midge fly larvae. It won't multiply on its own in the worm stage, nor would blackworm lay eggs for the same reason.

Tubifex on the other hand is usually brigher red in color, shorter and more engergetic in appearance. Tubifex is a true aquatic worm, it's worm as larvae, and it's worm at sexual maturity.
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danmhippo, california black worms are NOT midge fly larvae. Are you talking about blood worms?


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Yup...looks like a mix up there.

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Yes, Obviously I have mistaken. I just visited carolina.com and found California blackworm is not the blood worm. I thought the 2 terms were used interchangeably in the past.

Thanks for the clarification.
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Whoa, you had me confused there for a second. Besides, tubifex worms are white.....aren't they? The worms I had were just like little earthworms. Red and segmented.
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tubifex worms are red, I am pretty sure about that......
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