Live Bloodworm Small 100ml

Live Bloodworm Small 100ml

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 As well as being a great treat for your fish bloodworm can be used as enrichment for bottom feeders. Use a turkey baster or similar to inject them into the sand and watch fish like corys snuffle around in glee as they find the delicious morsels. 

Bloodworm are not actually a worm but the larvae stage of a midge that is similar in size and shape to a mosquito, however it does not bite or carry disease. Growing to around 25mm in length, it normally takes around two weeks from hatching to pupating.  However, this is temperature dependent and can be extended significantly when kept refrigerated.

Bloodworms live in the top few centimetres of mud in freshwater ponds and breathe by leaving their tail out of the mud and waving it in the water, feeding on microscopic particles.  They are a natural and nutritious food for freshwater fish and you will find even the pickiest of feeders will relish them.  Similar dry mattter content to other live foods with around 60% protein and 15% lipids but also containing iron in the haemaglobin type substance that gives them their red colour.

Live food orders are sent on Fridays for orders received the week prior this means there may be up to 2 weeks delivery time on your order. Postage is free for all qualifying orders over £25.