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mattmania
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PostSubject: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 8:11 am

Hi all, someone told me today that feeding BNs bloodworms can be really bad?!?!
It is said that the worms have a small hook on the end of their body and this is not degested properly by the BNs causing them to bloat and cause death!!

My BNs love bloodworms Twisted Evil can someone tell me if what i was told is true??

Cheers!!
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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 5:43 pm

mattmania wrote:
Hi all, someone told me today that feeding BNs bloodworms can be really bad?!?!
It is said that the worms have a small hook on the end of their body and this is not degested properly by the BNs causing them to bloat and cause death!!

My BNs love bloodworms Twisted Evil can someone tell me if what i was told is true??

Cheers!!

hmmm never heard that one mate iam pretty sure there good for mature female's for spawning although i dont feed any live food's to my BN's...i tend to stick to what i no is 100% safe...this way i get no probz...... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 10:24 pm

High mattmania, I can't say I've heard the theory about the hook on the
worms, but I do know that over feeding blood worm or high "protein" foods
causes bloat and dramas because their stomachs don't like to digest a lot of protein- a little bit is OK.
cheers J


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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptyFri Sep 18, 2009 9:11 am

i feed mine 2-3 times a month on bloodworm it is good for Conditioning the females... as already said dont feed it to much though
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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptyFri Sep 18, 2009 5:29 pm

816johnv wrote:
i feed mine 2-3 times a month on bloodworm it is good for Conditioning the females... as already said dont feed it to much though

i thought that's what i had heard... :study:

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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 9:53 am

I have heard the hook thing and not in relation to BN's but other fish. I still feed them maybe once a week with a few bloodworms and I think I will continue to do so.
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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptySun Dec 20, 2009 6:40 am

In case if your worried about this I've found a pellet form of blood worms and other live foods such as brine shrimp.
You can find them at your local pet supply shop, but i got mine from the local fish hatchery.
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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptySun Dec 20, 2009 10:20 am

mitch-man wrote:
In case if your worried about this I've found a pellet form of blood worms and other live foods such as brine shrimp.
You can find them at your local pet supply shop, but i got mine from the local fish hatchery.

good find mitch... Good Job

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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptySun Dec 20, 2009 9:23 pm

mattmania wrote:
Hi all, someone told me today that feeding BNs bloodworms can be really bad?!?!
It is said that the worms have a small hook on the end of their body and this is not degested properly by the BNs causing them to bloat and cause death!!

My BNs love bloodworms Twisted Evil can someone tell me if what i was told is true??

Cheers!!

ive read a post about this some were but cannot comment on weather its right or not i dont feed blood worm to my bristlenoses never felt the need to i give them a prawn now and again and they love em
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PostSubject: Re: bloodworms (frozen)   bloodworms (frozen) EmptyMon Dec 21, 2009 1:05 pm

MY Bn's get allsort inc FBW, never feed the live stuff
Had a BN die of bloat the other week, only one in the tank, never did find out why tbh
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