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ARE THESE BLOOD WORMS?


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HI GUYS , I AM A NEWBIE . I HAVE RECENTLY STARTED KEEPING TROPICALS AGAIN AND DECIDED TO TRY BREEDING BETTAS THIS TIME .I FARM IN NORTHERN VIC AND HAVE BEEN FEEDING MY BETTAS MOZY LARVAE AND BBS. I FOUND THESE IN MY IRRIGATION CHANNEL AND WONDRED IF THEY ARE BLOOD WORMS ?

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Hi Andrew and welcome

No Sport....they are not bloodworms

Bloodworms are bright red....shorter and a lot thicker

I'd say they are some sort of tubifex or black worms.....still good fish food

Just for your information.....I believe the preferred Etiquette is not to type in capitals only

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Hi Andrew , I dont know what they are but just to be on the safe side do a google about diseases that can be passed on to your fish from worms.

You wouldnt want anything funky transferring from the worms to your tanks.

Oh and I use to type everything in capitals till I found out what the Caps Lock button was LOL.

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They look like tubifex to me, Definitely not bloodworms.

It is hard to say if they are safe for your fish to eat or not. The worms themselves definitely are but the problem is that they often carry a lot of parasites that can be quite harmful. Really, unless you desperately need the wiggle factor to get something wild caught and stubborn eating, I'd very much avoid them.

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