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Old 06-01-2012, 02:14 AM   #11 
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Poor Train, and poor Sakura. :( Shame on places that mislable and fail to educate employees.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #12 
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Thanks Bomba. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten the worms if I'd known they were black worms. And now, no more live worms at all. They get frozen food and they'll like it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:32 AM   #13 
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Sorry to hear that Sakura.... I hope Train gets better ASAP. Thank you for the warning about blackworms.

I think I will stick with frozen or freeze dried assorted creepy crawlies to feed to my adults too. :(
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #14 
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ya same:C
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:34 PM   #15 
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I've fed black worms to my bettas and community fish for years. I've never had a problem with them. I only feed maybe two worms once a week, and my fish love them.
So sorry to hear about Train *hugs*
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:27 AM   #16 
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Thank you, Twilight and lily.

Tpocicat, I think Train may have had an underlying issue and the black worms just compounded things. I'm glad to know that your fish enjoy them and can eat them without any problems. :)
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #17 
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Sakura, can you make this thread into a sticky?
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #18 
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Zubin, I talked to the other moderators and yes, they said it should be stickied. I think it could be a good place to discuss the pros and cons of feeding live foods.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #19 
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I am so sorry Sakura. thank you for sharing that info, I am new Betta owner and I had no idea. your experience will help many. It is amazing how we can just not think of something and it ends up being dangerous for the fishes. I am heartbroken for you. :(

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Old 06-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #20 
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Thank you very much, Atena. *hugs back* I am glad to know Train's death has a silver lining in that people are now more aware of the risks of live foods. I have to admit, I was pretty dismayed to read that live worms can potentially survive ingestion. o.O
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