Blackworms

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Anyone carry them in the area?
     
  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    A while back there was a pretty successful group buy for these. I don’t know locally who might have them though.
     
  3. I need some asap I think.
     
  4. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    @Vhuang168 helped arrange the last group buy. Try contacting him, if you're nice, he may reveal his sources.
     
  5. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yeah I bought them at aquatic foods with a keeper. 1/4 lb is a lot of worms. Trying to get my cbb to eat them is another story! But my other fish are digging them. I’m supposed to rinse them daily, but I get to it more like twice a week.

    Could not find any locally. Closest is live tubifex worms at AC.

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  6. Tmjvb

    Tmjvb Supporting Member

    I order from https://www.aquaticfoods.com/
    I buy 1/2 lbs at a time and give a little away to others looking for some.
    I keep them in my mini fridge and rinse them every - every other day and they last me about a month that way.
     
  7. What's the difference between tubifex and blackworms?
     
  8. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Not really sure. Both are freshwater worms and die a quick squiggly death in salt water. I’ve read that blackworms are more nutritious, but who knows.


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  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Be careful where you get blackworms from if you care if they are true blackworms. Some stores selll ‘blackworms’ but are actually tubiflex. When pushed to be more definitive if what they are selling are blackworms or tubiflex, there will be a lot of hand wringing and blank stares.

    If you don’t care then either works. Only place I know that sells blackworms is Aqua Lab Aquaria in San Jose.


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  10. But do I need to care? What is the difference?
     
  11. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Don't think there is much difference between the two. I think tubifex is smaller so good for smaller fishes too.


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  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Depends on how the tubiflex worms are grown n harvested.

    Blackworms are inherently cleaner and more nutritious.


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  13. Tmjvb

    Tmjvb Supporting Member

    Yeah,
    Tubifex worms are notorious for carrying diseases. Most are farmed in very dirty conditions. I would never feed tubifex to any of my fish.
    I will probably order another batch of blackworms soon.
     
  14. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Yeah but the diseases won't transfer to marine environment. I can see if your are feeding fresh water fishes with it.


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