Tubifex Worms Fish Food (0.7 oz.) « Pet Lovers Ads
Tubifex 10g, 35g Natural freeze dried fish food in easy to handle cubes
Tubifex worms live in the mud of shallow ponds. Live tubifex worms are good at hiding in the substrate of your tank, which offers extra entertainment for your goldfish, as they have to go hunting for their food!
Excellent food accepted by all types of fish.
Main Ingredients: Salmon Fish Meal, Gluten Flour, Soy Flour, Brewers Yeast, Tubifex, Corn Starch, Freeze Dried Plankton, Freeze Dried Krill, Garlic Powder, Lecithin. Extra Stabilized Vitamin “C”. Fish Oil, Vitamin B1, A, Choline HCL, Biotin, Methionine. Some Coloring.
Dried tubifex worms fish cube food for aquarium
YFS Fish Food - Freeze Dried Tubifex - Your Fish Stuff
Tubifex inhabit muddy, polluted streams and cannot be recommended as fish food because they harbor parasites and toxins, and have a low beneficial nutrient content. Always soak the worms in water for several days before feeding. Feed sparingly as uneaten Tubifex worms will burrow in the gravel and may die. Tubifex worms are only good to feed temporarily, if fish refuse all other foods.Wardley® Fish Treats – Tubifex Worms is one of the keys to good diet. By balancing staple food with treats for variety and added nutrition. These treats are all natural, rich in protein and a nutritious supplement that both fresh water and marine fish love..There are two types of Tubificid worms (Phylum Annelida, OrderOligochaeta, Family Tubificidae) which are raised and sold as fishfood.... the red Tubifex (Tubifex tubifex) which has been inthe hobby for about 100 years, and the black Tubifex which is asimilar species that is darker in color. The Amino acid profile of theproteins in Tubifex is very good, but the Fatty Acid profile is prettybad. Therefore, fish fed Tubifex grow quickly but don’t show as muchcolor as they do deformities. The black Tubifex is hardier, moreresistant to desiccation, and less likely to cause disease infish. Before the advent of frozen Bloodworms (not really a worm, I’lltalk about these later) Tubifex were routinely used as food for fishthat refused flake food and when people wanted to theirfish, that is, fatten them up for breeding. Some pet stores sellTubifex as which is a misnomer because Bloodwormsare the larvae of a type of fly. Because Tubifex feed on anaerobicbacteria they can cause intestinal disorders in fish (food poisoning,basically) and septicemia (which means blood-poisoning). PredatoryCichlids such as Oscars can become quite ill after eating Tubifexbecause they eat the worms regardless of whether the worms are live orseverely decomposed. Cichlids from lake Malawi and lake Tanganyikacrave these worms because they are a rare delicacy in those lakes. Theconsequence of feeding live Tubifex worms to African Cichlids is adisease known as which is a severe bacterialinfection in the intestine (Malawi Cichlids have very long intestinesbecause most of them are herbivores). Tubifex were once commonlycollected in open sewers in Mexico because they thrive in pollutedwaters with high aeration and good circulation. These days, mostTubifex come from Worm Farmers or from trout or salmon hatcheries,where they are collected from the race-way effluent. At one time theseworms were fed to small salmonids but this practice ended when it wasdiscovered that the worms served as a carrier for the intermediateform of a sporozoan (Myxobolus) that is responsible for WhirlingDisease. Yes, this disease does occur in some tropical fish.It's dinner time! A wonderful and colourful mix of community fish from Tetra's to Ramirezi's sharing a freeze dried cube of Tubifex. This is both a treat and a good fattening food.