Blackworm escapees!

R

richard

Guest
if a several blackworms escape into my aquarium, will they thrive there? is this water too warm to allow survival? can they reproduce and fill my tank?i bought approx 500 blackworms. should i just dump them into my aquarium and let them start a colony? i have no clue. i am keeping them in a cellar with substrate.
 
J

jennifer

Guest
They will live in the tank forever. They will not breed much, if at all. Their number may appear to increase, due to additional escapees. The thing to watch out for is that they will produce waste, like any animal. They increase the bio-load on the tank, just as if you had additional newts. The tank will eventually be "overcrowded" although most of the "crowd" is hidden in the substrate. So I would not recommend allowing a lot of them to live in the tank with the newts. A few are fine, but don't let them build up.
 
S

sharon

Guest
I did this to my aquarium - because I hyper filter my tanks things were ok. I also shoved the gravel vac deep into the vac to extract a lot of worms. I dumped $2 worth into my tank (um no one told me not to) I'm pretty sure I got my moneys' worth out of that $2 too! Over the years I fed ALL my tanks off that one tank.

LOL later I was convinced it was a bad infestation, despite nothing going wrong with my fish, and eliminated them from my tanks.

If you have escapees - be sure to keep an eye on things. Don't want waste overcoming the newts!

Sharon
 
R

richard

Guest
lol. thanks for all of your advice. i have about 50 blackworms roaming my tank. they tend to hide in my floating plastic plants. do you think the newt will be able to shake them out or will i have to? i have a 5 gal tank
 
K

karen

Guest
50 blackworms for a 5 gallon tank seems like alot. I have a few "escapees" in my 10 gallon tank but it's hard for the newts to get at them, especially since the worms burrow quickly in the gravel. You may want to use a hand vac or turkey baster to fish out extra worms, for the reasons that Jen and Sharon mentioned.
 
R

richard

Guest
ok, i have one but how will my parents react in a situation where they learn that a cooking instrument has been in my aquarium...
uhoh.gif
 
S

sharon

Guest
lol they cost like three bucks - (don't buy the ones from the dollar store - bad seal) and save yourself an azz chewing!
 
J

jazz

Guest
HAHA... my mom's turkey baster was recently donated to the newt cause. It was old, she said she needed a new one anyway. lol.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Ax0lot:
    Hey does anyone know why my axolotls mouth is stuck open? Been like that for a few weeks and when I tested water everything was fine
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    you should probably take it to the vet
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    so that dumb salamander state to state import bill didnt pass i take it right
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    havent heard news about it in a good while
    +1
    Unlike
  • wnorman293:
    Hi, how do you delete a post?
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    you dont
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    just kidding but i think there should be an option for it on your profile mabye
    +1
    Unlike
  • ipsoslolly:
    Hi guys my axolotl has not used his back legs since late Tuesday night,is this normal . He back half keeps floating up the way
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    that doesnt sound good
    +1
    Unlike
  • bearbear_13:
    Is it normal for my axie to eat every day? He’s overly hungry 😛
    +1
    Unlike
  • Dr. Phil:
    I'm new here but do I detect a bit of sarcasm in these comments? Ya'll sound like a fine bunch to me!
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    oh yes we’re all very sarcastic
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jokerjay:
    My son and I have been looking for a water dog/tiger salamander for quite some time now with no luck has anybody know how or where to find any
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jokerjay:
    @axolotl nerd, where can I find waterdogs or tiger salamanders my son has wanted one for a long time and I've been searching high and low with no luck
    +1
    Unlike
  • xxianxx:
    @Jokerjay, its a good idea to tell people where you are from. This is an international group. I have eastern tigers, im in the uk.
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    @Jokerjay, as in water dogs do you mean axolotls? i suggest very heavy research and a fully cycled tank before even considering purchasing one
    +1
    Unlike
  • bearbear_13:
    Axolotls are amazing until they get sick and then they’re a pain in the backside to treat - I recently lost two axolotls due to unknown causes
    +1
    Unlike
  • KonaGoldAquatics:
    Anyone from the us? Looking for at least one or two axolotls for me and my son to have our own at-home project together.
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    i highly recommend “buyanaxolotl.com”- ive purchased from them and received a beautiful animal for relatively cheap, in great condition, and excellent shipping precautions. the breeders are a couple living in georgia (i believe, don’t quite remember) and they’re fantastic. sometimes their website contact page doesn’t work, so i’d probably try just emailing them. good luck and happy hunting!
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    do those aquarium fans work well for axolotls
    +1
    Unlike
  • Sheryl Fraser:
    My little guy got stuck in the filter yesterday. His back leg is red. Will this heal
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Z-One has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • KonaGoldAquatics:
    Any recommendations on a water chiller for a 10gallon but will work for a 20gal when I decide to upgrade?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Tinc Tank:
    Anybody working with and breeding Salamandra salamandra salamandra?
    +2
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    heh
    +1
    Unlike
    blubford: heh +1
    Top