Are Live Bloodworms Safe?

Mcarril

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A few of my local pet stores sell live bloodwors, but the water they keep them in in always cloudy and sometimes there are flukes mixed in with them. Should I avoid feeding these to my African Dwarf Frogs?
 

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I've heard of issues where the bloodworms have injected something that kills whatever they are fed to. I fed them to my newts for a while and had no problems other then them escaping and breeding in the tank. I prefer frozen
 
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