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Earthworms in a pond...

Discussion in 'Goldfish Food' started by Faebinder, Dec 24, 2015.

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Do your goldfish eat live earthworms?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    My goldfish are just not impressed. When it rains here earthworms are all over my backyard and some slip in the pond. Some come under my door to the basement and i carry them and toss them in the pond for the fish. My fish act like nothing happened. The heck is wrong with these fish... Lazy is what I say.

    Anyone actually feed live earthworms to their fish?
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
  2. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    I tried, but they didn't really eat them.
     
  3. small_ranchu

    small_ranchu Admin Staff Member

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    It depends on how big your fish is. My fish is about 4" without tail. I feed them red worm <yes, a little bit smaller than earth worm>. They love it..
     
  4. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    Mmm.. so size does matters.. (Godzilla was right).
     
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  5. small_ranchu

    small_ranchu Admin Staff Member

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    try to chop it before feeding them..
     
  6. shakaho

    shakaho Well-Known Member

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    They need to try one to identify it as food. Mine go ape over earthworms. Little fish can eat pretty big worms.
     
  7. Fishheadz

    Fishheadz Well-Known Member

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    yip, also by cutting them up, it will release the (blood & guts) smell within the water, which will likely make the goldfish go crazy looking for pieces to munch. Try 1'' pieces.
     
  8. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    It's going to rain tomorrow so I'm gonna go collecting and see if they will hit it.
     
  9. Amy S

    Amy S Professional Breeder

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    Feed them every chance I get.
     
  10. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    The following is the conversation I heard today:

    A squeaky sophisticated female voice, "Howard, what is that odor? Did you pass ammonia again?"
    A low masculine male voice, "I believe that would be _him_ again, throwing in some earthworms."
    A Samuel-L-Jackson voice, "What's with these M#$%# F@#$@# earthworms, in this M#$@$ F#$#$@# pond?!?"
    A squeaky sophisticated female voice, "It is _him_ again Larry. He is incapable of comprehending the delicate texture and savory difference amongst the Lumbricids."
    A Samuel-L-Jackson voice, "I am tired of these M#@$#$#@$ F@#@$#$ earthworms, in this M#@$@#$ F@#$@#$ pond!"
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015
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  11. Big Red

    Big Red Well-Known Member

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    My fish eat those skinny red earth worms but not the big grey ones (I'm assuming the earth worms in South Africa are the same as elsewhere? Haha)
     
  12. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Red wigglers?
     

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