Re: NANFA-- live foods/ elassoma

jake levi (
Tue, 19 Dec 2000 04:29:16 -0800 (PST)

Anyone here ever have success culturing a 'clean'
colony of blackworms?

I have started several in the past and had some
progress in reducing pathogens, but each time had to
give it up before I got them 'clean'. I like them
better then the red tubifex, hardier, but still a
repository for bad beasties. Its been postulated that
they can be clensed over some generations but never
had the time to devote to the project. It would be
quite a product to sell if it could be done.

--- "R. W. Wolff" <> wrote:
> My personal favorite live food for fry fish are the
> easiest to culture as
> well. Euglena and paramecium. They are aquatic, and
> freshwater, so they
> don't foul your tank up. I think they probably help
> water quality, since
> they are protozoans, and if I remeber right, they
> eat bacterias. Next step
> up would be grindal worms, also easily cultured, but
> not aquatic. Fruit
> fly, both fly and maggots work good for those fish
> that are too big for
> grindals. Next step up would be white worms ( a
> little harder, they need to
> be kept cool) ,glass worms ,blood worms, black worms
> larval flys ( mosquitoe
> drain fly etc.) and daphnia .

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