4 Responses to “BLOOD WORMS”

  1. mommyhen42 says:

    A few years ago I first found them when cleaning my mature ponds filter and to say I freaked was an understatement… I thought they were leeches! The egg cases are oval shaped with pointed ends and seem to contain between 3-5 larvae.
    now when I clean pond filters I take the time to gather some for my fish in the house

  2. izzy says:

    So THAT’S what those little buggers are! I have these in my grow bed. Some times I flood my grow bed and these come out by the hundreds. I wondered what they were, but now I know! 🙂

    • JCO says:

      Hey izzy, if you ever have occasion to look at the bottom of a fish tank (without the fish) that has had water put in it from an outside source (pond etc.) and you see little black lines of dirt about an inch or so long, that’s your Blood Worm home.

      They occur natuarlly in water containers that are outside and exposed to algae, sunlight and rainwater. Be careful though when you bring in water from outside as it could very well contain eggs from the Dragonfly and you don’t want those and if you will read the article I am going to write for the September issue, you will learn why, that is if you don’t already know.

  3. Rich Feiller says:

    they are great fish food, you can buy them frozen from pet shops. they are dirty and really have a strong odor to them, handle them, if frozen, with utensils. locally grown ones are cleaner.

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