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Old 01-05-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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can you feed mealworms???


i know this is kinda a weird question but i was just wondering as you can feed oscars and cichlids mealworms can you feed them to saltwater fish,corals????
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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when i had my oscar he loved wormes of all kinds would eat them right out of my hand have no clue if you can feed them to saltwater i'm still learning about saltwater i have always had freshwater and the oscars were my fave.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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mine would also eat out of my hand
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i miss having oscars but i just don't have the room for a big tank for them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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You might want to stick to the frozen mysis/brine and other saltwater foods. ...but then again I really do not know. I just don't think they would be able to digest them well since they normally would not eat them but.... you never know
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i will not feed them unless someone knows for fact they can its not worth the risk
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Why wouldn't you just buy frozen mysis shrimp. Its like 5 or 6 bucks a pack with like 20 squares from petco or any local fish store that carries it. Mine has lasted me about 6 month and still going of course I only use mysis for spot feeding brain corals, acans, lobos, and my candy canes. I use Rod's food for the fish.
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my wife breeds sugar gliders so to keep the best mealworms we raise them ourselves that way we know they are not growed off of hormones/steroids which can increase sterility in the males that eat them
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:43 AM   #9
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I say give it a shot...

I am not as weary about non-natural food because Mysis in many cases is freshwater mysis so... plus my fish often like the extra treats of the bugs that get torched by my halides and drop into the tank (happens more in the summer).

Give it a try and if your fish accept it, and keep an eye on them (I know, tank watching is such a chore).

I think Scott or Hunter should comment since they probably have the most experience at feeding different foods to a variety of different fish... guys?
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It is definately ok to feed the tank mealworms. I would freeze them first though to kill any bacteria or the like from entering your tank. mealworms are about 17% crube protien, 5% crude fat, 1% crude fiber, 3% crude ash, and 70% moisture. mealworms have actually been scientifically proven to help breeding in chiclids.
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ok great now i have another use for the overstock on the mealworms and the ones i dont sell
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ill have to update after i feed the clowns some and let you know how my damsels and clowns liked them and then later on ill try some hammer
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