Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:59 PM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:45 AM
I don't often see my mudminnows eat. I just know that they are because they don't get skinny and waste away. Another thing that you could try offering them is live brine shrimp. Aquatics Unlimited on south Hwy. 100 in Greenfield sells live brine shrimp and live blackworms. You could get those there if you didn't want to order on-line. Aquatics Unlimited's website is: http://www.bestfish.com.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:03 AM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:28 AM
I've trained all of my mudminnows the same way I trained Pirate perch to eat. I place a small piece of raw, market shrimp on a vinyl covered wire (used to secure childrens toys) and wiggle it. Once they get the hang of this, you can start tossing shrimp pieces in the tank and make sure they eat it. Before long, they will eat sinking or neutral pellets. Mudminnows are more easily converted to prepared than Pirate Perch in my opinion.
With any food training, it's very important to stick to the schedule and not revert back to live.
Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:12 AM
Why not worms from bait stores? I've done that before without apparent ill effect, but never in huge quantities.
The red wigglers are a different species [or at least different something] from the true angle or garden worm. Urban Myth in the herp community is animals have died from eating them. I've never confirmed that but have confirmed they are at least distasteful if not down right toxic. Although some greedy species gulp them down, I've had herps and fish spit them out. I don't even think they work well as bait.
Not all bait worms are red wigglers. Sometimes it says on the package what they are but many silly regional names can be confusing.
Dig 'em yourself in your garden or compost and they'll be good. I think the wigglers come from manure.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:53 PM
you can see how healthy they are.
Edited by GreatLakesAquatics, 05 July 2012 - 07:55 PM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:47 PM
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