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    Default Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    Hey guys and gals! I bought a small batch of live Blackworms from the lfs and I just wanted to confirm if these are actual Blackworms or if they are tubifex? I initially bought thses live Blackworms to condition an emaciated discus that my neighbor gave me. He is much more Skinner compared to my own discus (apparently dude didn't feed his discus for 2 weeks, I'm surprised that it was even still alive honestly) Also I was wondering if freeze dried Blackworms would bulk up this discus like live Blackworms do? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    If they look like blackworms and taste like blackworms I would say their blackworms, and you have blackworms

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    Default Re: Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    Those look like blackworms to me. when I had live blackworms (years ago) they looked just like that

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    Default Re: Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    They look like live blackworms to me Jay. However if you google live tubifex worms they do look similar.
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    Default Re: Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sturiosoma View Post
    If they look like blackworms and taste like blackworms I would say their blackworms, and you have blackworms

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    Hahaha I'll go ahead and try one small work for myself lol, thanks for the input! I think I'll go ahead and just buy Al's freeze dried blackworm

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    Default Re: Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    QUOTE=planter;1332261]Those look like blackworms to me. when I had live blackworms (years ago) they looked just like that[/QUOTE]
    Thank you for the confirmation!
    Last edited by JayDiscus; 01-23-2020 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Forgot quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    They look like live blackworms to me Jay. However if you google live tubifex worms they do look similar.
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    Thanks Pat! Yeah I searched up tubifex and they did look exactly the same. The lfs I bought them from confused me since he said Blackworms and tubifex. Should I feed the emaciated discus live Blackworms, then freeze dried? He seems to be only eating frozen bloodworms for the time being, but he doesn't seem to be bulking up quickly. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    Here is a closer photo just for verification:
    https://imgur.com/a/scMlvap

    Thank you all so much for your help!

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    Default Re: Are these live Blackworms or tubifex?

    Look like black worms to me

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