Thoughts on raising micro worms for guppy fry

Discussion in 'Advanced Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by fishbone, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. fishboneNew MemberMember

    Is this a good idea, or are there pit-falls in doing this?
  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I have done this and found that as long as I used a bare bottom tank to make clean up easier they were worth it. They can foul a tank really quickly if not cleaned out of the tank after about an hour of feeding.

    You also have to start a new batch about every 3 days or they start to stink.
    Hope that helps.

  3. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    Also excellent for fry, i find.--rick
  4. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    When mine got past the Microworm stage and needed more substantial food I used Decapsulated brine shrimp and Golden Pearls  

    By the time they grow a little you can feed them cut up thawed frozen bloodworms. Still have to be vigilent with water changes and bottom cleaning.

  5. Sarcasm IncludedWell Known MemberMember

    I use it for fry, and supplemental food for some of my smaller fish. It is easy to maintain cultures, but if your not in regular need(regular breeding), than it is hard to justify keeping it.
    It smells all the time Carol =P
  6. fishboneNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the answers.
    I think I'll pass on them and deal with skinny fry instead. LOL
  7. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    A larger food that doesn't get quite as funky is grindal worms.