Glassworms

sean n dad

New member
Joined
Apr 11, 2008
Messages
44
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Newtown, Pa, USA
Country
Spain
Display Name
Sean n Dad
I was wondering if anyone has used live glass worms for their newts? Any problems?
I used them to feed my Dwarf Cichlids & tetras. The fish love them & it gives them a chance to hunt for prey.

Ed
 

Greatwtehunter

New member
Joined
Jul 1, 2008
Messages
2,297
Reaction score
65
Points
0
Age
39
Location
Roanoke, VA
Country
United States
Display Name
Justin
I was wondering if anyone has used live glass worms for their newts? Any problems?
I used them to feed my Dwarf Cichlids & tetras. The fish love them & it gives them a chance to hunt for prey.

Ed

My newts absolutely love them everytime I can catch some out of my local vernal pool. I have never had a problems due to feeding glassworms. Now admittedly I can't comment on how well they are as a staple diet because I have always offered mine as treats but others will chime in.
 

John

Founder
Staff member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
8,039
Reaction score
225
Points
63
Age
44
Location
USA
Country
Ireland
Display Name
John Clare
If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, then they should be fine. However what I know as glassworms are predatory and not the best for tiny larvae, so only feed to more advanced newts.
 

Jennewt

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 27, 2005
Messages
12,430
Reaction score
95
Points
48
Location
USA
Country
United States
Live glassworms seem like they'd be a good caudate food. However, I tried frozen cubes of glassworm (I think they were made by Hikari), and I don't recommend them. They are slimey and tend to disintegrate and make a mess in the tank water.
 

onetwentysix

Member
Joined
May 7, 2007
Messages
186
Reaction score
16
Points
18
Location
Green Bay, WI
Country
United States
Display Name
Hannah Lembcke
Where do you get glassworms? I encounter them sporadically and saw one in my former daphnia pool the other day, but I never really find them in any real volume to be of much use for feeding.
 

sean n dad

New member
Joined
Apr 11, 2008
Messages
44
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Newtown, Pa, USA
Country
Spain
Display Name
Sean n Dad
Pete,
I have a buddy of mine who collects them. He uses them to feed his hundreds of Killi fish tanks. He likes them because they are a live food, can just add them to tanks and fish can feed when they want. If you know of a local aquarium club you could see if they have any at the club auction.
Ed
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • HakuandCoral:
    Do all impacted axolotls float? I'm worried about my two juvenile axolotls as they both have bloated stomachs and I have some plant substrate in my tank. The substrate is very small and breaks apart easity but could this still cause impaction? They are not floating at all and still eat a lot. I've been feeding them bloodworms.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • SunnyAxies:
    I have a question, I’m looking into getting one or two Axolotls and I don’t know if I should just get one or get two. Planning to get them as eggs.
    +1
    Unlike
  • CrazyForLotls:
    @SunnyAxies, It honestly depends on how much space you have. Two axolotls in the same aquarium would need a minimum of 30 gallons. (at an adult size) If you end up with opposite genders, you would need two 20 gal tanks. Males and females can't be kept together since they will breed and overbreeding the female is harmful to her body. Another factor would be if you think both eggs would survive. Sometimes axolotls hatch with defects and either die or should be euthanized to prevent them from living an uncomfortable and/or stunted life. It's sad, but it's for the good of the animal.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Hi guys I need help relatively fast
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    I made a huge error, I’m about to cry because I don’t know why I was so stupid. I decided to clean the sponge and other stuff in my filter while I left the filter running. (I took out the parts in the filter to swish around in dirty tank water). Bc I left the filter running, all the gross stuff at the bottom of the filter filled into my axolotl tank. My tank is like brown now. I was trying to unclog something in my filter cuz it wasn’t running right and idk why I left it on I literally don’t know. I tried to take a bunch of water out snd replace it with fresh water but it’s STILL brown.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    also my filter is like not running right. It’s not a consistent flow it’s more like little droplets of water. :( I’m so confused
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Is the stuff in my tank gonna harm my lotl? Should I just let the filter clear it up? I’m confused
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Seems to be clearing up slightly with the filter running. Axie is okay also no signs of distress or anything
    +1
    Unlike
  • MorganeW:
    Hello! New caretaker of a paddletail who is supposedly 24, and seems to have been poorly cared for. Supposedly was fed earthworms or redworms, but every time I've pet-sat for her, she just chomped at the worm once or twice and left it, to be removed a day or two later. Now I have a bigger, clean tank and have been trying mainly frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp, thawed with spring water and fed with a dropper. She ignores bloodworms, goes for the brine shrimp eagerly, but seems to spit a lot out, and ignore most. I'm not sure I can make myself chop up worms (😳) but I want to help her. She also regurgitated an inch-long, seemingly stiff, straight, dried up bloodworm! I don't even know where that came from!!! All help appreciated. Thank you.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Alyssamuniz06:
    Hello anyone that can help! I’m a breeder and was wondering how to make pellets as well as salmon pellets! I’ve seen some recipes around but they contain crickets which I thought were no good for axolotls because of the chitin. The amount taht I have devours 2 pounds of pellets in a week 😂 so any help would be great. There was another lin las well for two other pellets but I’m not sure if it lets me open it because I am in the Us?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Gis has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Camnp97:
    @MorganeW, Where are you located with that paddletail?
    +1
    Unlike
  • BluFreya:
    Hi guys,
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    Hey guys.
    +1
    Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    I’m looking for another fire Sal. Any available at the moment?
    +1
    Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    I also want to get a Kaiser newt! 👏🏽
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kstimson97:
    I have had an axolotl hatch from its egg it's Friday today and they were only laid on Saturday this little lotl has appeared to lose its egg sack and is swimming in like a circle every now and then is this normal?
    +1
    Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    Super rare but I was looking for an Iranian Kaiser newt. If anyone has any info please send me a PM
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kcee2021:
    I have a question if anyone can help....is it normal for a juvenile tiger salamander to change colors?
    +1
    Unlike
    Kcee2021: I have a question if anyone can help....is it normal for a juvenile tiger salamander to change... +1
    Top