Going to be ordering some live black worms

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Vhuang168, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Does anyone else want in? Looking at the pricing, looks like ordering 1/8lb is $30.99, a full pound is $39.99 so ordering more is more worthwhile. Pricing is here http://aquaticfoods.com/LiveBlackwormsM.html

    I'm in South San Jose btw.
  2. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Going for Mandarins? You should PM @HiFidelity . He was culturing them for a while, not sure if he still is.

    Put me down for 10$ worth (what ever amount that may be lol). I can paypal you.
  3. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    I'd be willing to go in. just figure it out, and let me know what the break down is. Same as EnderTurtle, I can pay pal you the funds.
  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    You got it. I have a Copperband that only eats live brine at the moment. It picks at frozen mysis but not really eating much. Thought I'd try live black worms and get it fattened up a bit.

    I'll get an order going then figure out how much is $10 worth.

    @Newjack same for you.
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Interested in some as well
  6. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    Hi folks. I was trying to culture white worms a while back but it didn't quite work out for me. Now I only culture pods & amphipods, they seem to keep my Mandarin happy :D

    I'd love to hear feedback once your order comes in, I'm always curious about more variety in food
  7. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Dude I was SOOO tempted to buy a copperband butterfly from Aquatic Collection.

    It was only 2 inches big, but didnt eat the frozen mysis/brine.
  8. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Hey guys i would be in on it as well. Need to feed the Mandarin while my big tank is coming down.
  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I'm going to be in Tahoe the whole of next week so I'll place the order the week after. Let you guys know when they arrive.

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  10. mattcoug

    mattcoug Guest

    Is there still time to get in on this order?

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  11. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yes, I decided to wait till after the holidays to place the order, didn't want any issues with delayed shipping or missed packages.

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  12. Franko

    Franko Guest

    Can you show us your Pod and Amphipod set up? I have struggled with culturing myself.
  13. mattcoug

    mattcoug Guest

    Put me down for whatever works, I guess $10 is the going amount.
  14. Anhit

    Anhit Guest

    I'll be in on some as well! My fish loved these things when I had them.
  15. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    it's nothing fancy, small acrylic tank, some rubble, some chaeto, heater, air stone and no water changes haha, keeps pods in case my DT runs out I can seed again. I do still buy pods couple times a year just to replenish everything.
  16. Franko

    Franko Guest

    what do you use for lights?

    I had been trying to raise pods with a similar set up except useing no lights. I just kept the tank in a window. it didn't work out so well.
  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    @Franko which pods you trying to culture and for what reason?

    Amphipods and tigger pods are essentially useless to a mandarin. Think about how much faster those pods swim than the fish.

    Those isopods/glass copepods are more worthwhile since they crawl slowly allowing dragonets to catch them. Blackworms move slow too.

    I imagine all you to culture isopods/copepods is a separate tank with sand and limited rock. Keep amphipods OUT of your culture. They are pod predators too!

    I know someone who cultures tigger pods/brine shrimp using:

    A bucket

    Sits outside with no heater. Easy! Presence of a heater might speed reproduction up. In summer it was doing well.
  18. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    I use a small 3w LED
  19. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


    Worm will arrive today. I ordered 4lbs which is almost $110. So $10 will get you almost 6oz.

    I will be at work in Santa Clara all day tomorrow from 10-6, you can come and pick up from me at work. We can meet earlier, I'll be coming from Almaden. Or after work.

    Let me know by 8am tomorrow if you are meeting me tomorrow.

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  20. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Can I pick mine up at the Photography Workshop?

    Sending paypal $ now.

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