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  1. Default Bloodworms in filter?


    0 Not allowed!
    Tried to vary out the diet and add bloodworms once or twice a week. (frozen and thawed in cup of tank water then tossed in)

    It was time to do filter maintenance and in the bottom tray of my 306 was a dozen or so bloodworms throughout that foam.

    Tried to pick a few out and throw toss them, but finally gave up trusting my gut that it can't be horrible having them in there.

    Am I correct/wrong? Anyone seen this or know what's up?

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    0 Not allowed!
    I'm pretty sure they act the same as any other fish food. They decompose and cause ammonia spikes. Your issue is one of the main reasons I stopped feeding my apistos frozen bloodworms. A lot of them got sucked into the filters or settled into the gravel. They're a pain to clean.

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    true, but they were alive and wiggling around. lol

    so not decomposing just yet.

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    0 Not allowed!
    You said frozen and thawed in a cup?? Aren't frozen bloodworms already dead? O.o

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    0 Not allowed!
    They should...

    But in my google searches some people have had the luck that they come back to life-or the freezing process just "hibernates them"

    and i'm one of those people now.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Yeesh.. Uhm aren't blooworms simply midge larvae? If they don't die they'll simply grow and leave the water as adult midges.. If they don't harm your fish and such I don't see the problem with leaving them.

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    0 Not allowed!
    In my pond filter, they appeared without me even feeding bloodworms. They haven't been a problem for me and I have even fed them to my fish. They shouldn't be a problem.

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    Next time you clean the filter you could just grab them and drop them back in the tank. They aren't harmful though. In an indoor environment the only problem you will eventually have is insects buzzing around in your house when the worms metamorphose.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I tried grabbing a few but they were really hard to catch.

    I hope they don't metamorphose-they are in a sealed canister filter, so the only way out is to go through the tank and then by then my fish will snack on them.

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    0 Not allowed!
    If you're worried about that you could just run the foam through very hot water. I know this would kill off any BB but with the other layers it shouldn't cause a problem and it would kill the worms.
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