Earthworms as food?

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When I had my first tanks I was 14 years old, many moons ago now....and my dad used to dig up earthworms, chop them up with a razor blade then drop them in the tank! Community tank, usual mix of fish , all of which snapped up the bits of worm  :'[
Does anyone use earthworms these days? I would imagine the corys would eat them, but not sure about the tetras, danios, harlequins etc :huh:

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I've fed them in the past to my Keyhole cichlids. Noticed that the Corys and tetras had difficulty to eat them (they are not really equipped to take a bite)

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That's why my dad used to slice them up! I remember watching the worms, thought it was cruel at the time, but the fish loved them: ready made bite sized pieces of fresh food :)

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While we're on the subject of what our Dads did back then, mine used to pre-chew food before dropping it in the tank.
Things like cooked chicken or prawns (not earthworms or Tetramin flakes).
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jacksdad wrote: When I had my first tanks I was 14 years old, many moons ago now....and my dad used to dig up earthworms, chop them up with a razor blade then drop them in the tank! Community tank, usual mix of fish , all of which snapped up the bits of worm  :'[
Does anyone use earthworms these days? I would imagine the corys would eat them, but not sure about the tetras, danios, harlequins etc :huh:
Colin Whitworth. I used earthworms years ago. They are brilliant for growing cichlids, but even finely chopped they are no good for small tetras or anything with a small mouth.

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Hi Baddams,
I too chew a bit of Chicken or ham (no fat) from my dinner or tea time sandwich, for my young Discus, they love it!
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CactusMel wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:22 am
Hi Baddams,
I too chew a bit of Chicken or ham (no fat) from my dinner or tea time sandwich, for my young Discus, they love it!
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Haven't used earthworms for years, use to fed them to Convict and Firemouth Cichlids.
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