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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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