Blackworms help

fscmocsaj

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So is there a specific way to get your fish to eat black worms? I've been trying to feed them worms for the past 2 feedings and they go up to it and turn away. I also just got a mandarin yesterday and he is only interested in the pods that are growing on my glass...
 

MacWilliams

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Just like with any new food black worms may take a few times before they get comfortable enough to try it. So make sure you arent putting in too many at a time until they get comfortable enough.

The mandarin's main source of food is pods. You may have a hard time getting it to eat anything else. Thats why its recommended to have a mature tank with a thriving refug to produce the pods the mandarin needs. They eat a crazy ammount of pods a day.
 

fscmocsaj

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Oh okay I put in about 2-4 worms every time I feed.

I have a home made refug in my tank that houses chaeto algae and pods that ive been growing for about 2 months. Some of the pods that ive seen come out of the refug are monstrous.
 

Reef Frog

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You could try scenting the worms with Selcon or fresh water from rinsing mysis shrimp. Might be worth a try.
 
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