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Old 05-29-2010, 11:22 AM   #1 
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Is it ok to.....

feed my Betta earthworms?
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:05 PM   #2 
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Most of them carry bad bacteria, so I would say no...
I have fed them a finely cut up shrimp, (like the kind we eat)
take a raw shrimp and cut it up REALLY fine, and they LOVE it,
just don't feed them much, they will start not eating thier staple food.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:08 PM   #3 
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I would say no to that one, especially if you're getting them straight out of the ground. Leave them for the birdies :D! I would stick to feeding them foods like Betta Pellets, Brine Shrimp, live Blackworms [from a petstore!], and I've heard of people using daphnia when their bellies bloat, and using garlic juice [freshly squeezed] when the fish is being picky.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #4 
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I would not. Not only is it not a natural food source, but you just don't know what sort of nasty bacteria could be on/in them. Stick to fish friendly foods such as betta pellets, betta flakes, bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia ;)
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:23 PM   #5 
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I personally wouldn't just for my betta since it isn't a natural food for them, but I do feed them to other fish occasionally. My betta has tried it but turned his nose up at.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:19 PM   #6 
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Well how much dose a thing of Bloodworms usually cost?
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:28 PM   #7 
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like 3-10 bucks.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:28 PM   #8 
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I feed red worms chopped and smashed to my fish all the time without any issues, when feeding anything from nature always make sure it come from areas that are free of pesticides, chemicals, pollution...etc......and when in doubt...don't feed/use it......better safe than a dead fish........

Make sure to use red worms and not manure worms as they can be toxic and if you don't know the difference I would not feed any worms from your yard.

Also, the worms used for bait that you can buy live- can contain additives (not all but some) that are not good for closed systems and I would not use them.
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:30 PM   #9 
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How much do red worms cost?
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:12 PM   #10 
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Red worms as in blood worms? like 5-15 dollars on ebay
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