Re: NANFA-- green earthworms dont squiggle
Sun, 30 Apr 2000 02:37:44 EDT

In a message dated 4/29/00 2:22:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< I heard that it is best to have them eat oats to
flush out all the dirt in them before you feed them to your fish. >>

I've read the exact opposite about this too; I've read that it is good to
have dirt in the worm's guts so that when it is eaten by the fish it aids
their digestion because this is what they get in nature. Of course, this
contradicts what I was saying earlier about reading that they should be kept
in sphagnum moss for a week to try to purge the earthworms' guts to get rid
of parasites. So, does anyone know which would be more beneficial to the
fish? It seems like earthworms could carry some nasty bacterial parasites
like tubifex worms, but I'm also thinking that since earthworms are
terrestrial, maybe they wouldn't be communicable to the fish.

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