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PostSubject: Earthworms?   Earthworms? EmptyMon Oct 25, 2010 8:00 pm

I keep a worm compost bin and occassionally feed some of them to my pond fish. When I kept tropical fish before I used to freeze a few and slice them to feed my tropical fish. Is it worth trying this with Bristlenoses- occasionally?
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PostSubject: Re: Earthworms?   Earthworms? EmptyMon Oct 25, 2010 11:04 pm

cant see why not, as long as it is only every now and again, as we all know what happens with too much protein Sad

Only thing that would concern me is the introduction of pathogens from the outside world, things like fungus in particular would be of concern to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Earthworms?   Earthworms? EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 9:49 pm

Thanks Doug I'll go ahead and try it in small doses Smile

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Only thing that would concern me is the introduction of pathogens from the outside world, things like fungus in particular would be of concern to me.

Not much danger of that- I don't know the science of it but unlike regular composting vermicomposting seems to kill off any pathogens.
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PostSubject: Re: Earthworms?   Earthworms? EmptyWed Oct 27, 2010 5:38 am

I wanted to do the same once, when researching I read somewhere, that worms fed to our aquarium fish need their intestines purged in a tub of sawdust, for 72 hours prior to feeding..
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PostSubject: Re: Earthworms?   Earthworms? EmptySat Nov 27, 2010 2:19 am

i always feed earth worms to my fish in the summer months Very Happy
i just dig em up from 1 part of the garden i supose if u get em from the compost heap ull have to
wait a few days as there digesing leaf and other matter lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Earthworms?   Earthworms? EmptySat Nov 27, 2010 9:19 am

I wouldnt try it myself but let us now how you get on with them....

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PostSubject: Re: Earthworms?   Earthworms? EmptyThu Dec 02, 2010 10:13 am

I wouldn't do it either...Too many risks I think...
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PostSubject: earth worms and bristlenose catfish?   Earthworms? EmptyThu Dec 02, 2010 3:32 pm

I would much rather grow cucumber in the garden than compost and worms as such...

I think I know which food the bristlenose catfish would respond to quicker, and you could even grow garlic and peas too
if you wanted to go totally organic....

just a thought...
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