Earthworms---Fish Food

Alee C.

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Hey, I currently feed my fish, tropical flakes, shrimp pellets, and earthworms. My eels seem to only eat the worms, and its kinda hard for them to eat them because the worms are so long, and the minnows and frogs, will just pop up and grab on, its an all out tug-a-war Anyway I was wondering if I could cut the worms up before giving them to my fish?

Also can I cut them up and freeze them? Or is it bad for my fish to eat them dead and frozen?

Thank you:;dogrun
 

mizzoufan96

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I used to give my catfish whole worms, it was about a foot long though so it just sucked it up. You sure could cut them up. Idk about freezing them. If you have a local gasstation that sells canadian nightcrawlers you can keep them in your fridge for about a month. That what i use for fishing and feeding. Idk if you guys call them Canadian Nightcrawlers or not but the ones in the styrfoam containers.
 

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Yes you can cut the worms up. I cut earthworms up every now and again to feed to all my fish, including Tetras & Rasboras. We just call Earthworms - Earthworms.
 

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Frozen is good. If you have the stomach, you can put them in a blender and make "wormsicles" by freezing the results.
 

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Lol about the Canadian Nightcrawlers (see Wiki). We call those earthworms and I now realise my scope of reference may be way off compared to your guy's
rofl

EDIT: Alee C. here are some good links: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishfood/commonlivefood.php
if you're actually cultivating them you may want to look into red wigglers instead. they grow from 1-6 cm so might be more manageable. However they might need to be chopped for smaller fish as well.
 
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