Hand-feeding Tiger Barbs Tubifex!

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Crelus26, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Crelus26

    Crelus26 New Member Member

    I've recently found out that if I take a small cube of Tubifex, pinch it in between my index finger and thumb while submerging it in the water and I keep my hand still enough, my fish will actually swim up and take bites out of it! :D
    It's amazing, as you can feel the fish taking bites of it, and they occasionally nibble on your hands as well! :;laughing
    One fish even started brushing up against my arm and started nibbling on the hairs of my arm!
    I just thought I'd share this with you, I simply find it hilarious. :;hi1
     
  2. Ziggi

    Ziggi Well Known Member Member

    Nice bet it tickled! I've played Tug-o-war with my gourami over a bloodworm with my tongs. Never get between a Gourami and it's dinner!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Crelus26

    Crelus26 New Member Member

    It did indeed tickle! :D
     
  4. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    Be careful feeding tubifex. They can carry dangerous parasites that infect your fish's brain. Not sure if they would still be a danger in frozens or not.

    It's a lot of fun feeding from your hand, huh? :)
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Crelus26

    Crelus26 New Member Member

    The cubes I feed them are freeze-dried, I'm not worried about parasites at all.
     
  6. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    Okey dokey :)
     




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