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#1 mike1234

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:28 PM

i keep a small garden pool with a few koi and orf but i have noticed red worms have started breading in one of my filter boxes which is filled with small stones bought from an aquatic center and a few layers of sponges

i dont know what they are eating in there or how they are surrving in such damp conditions but once or twice a week there is about ten of them wriggling on the top sponge, my pond fish seem to gobble them up and they seem in good condition

would it be ok to try these worms on as bait or would it be not a good idea considering they come from water that goes threw my garden pool ?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:31 PM

i keep a small garden pool with a few koi and orf but i have noticed red worms have started breading in one of my filter boxes which is filled with small stones bought from an aquatic center and a few layers of sponges

i dont know what they are eating in there or how they are surrving in such damp conditions but once or twice a week there is about ten of them wriggling on the top sponge, my pond fish seem to gobble them up and they seem in good condition

would it be ok to try these worms on as bait or would it be not a good idea considering they come from water that goes threw my garden pool ?

Keep them in some moss or damp sand for a couple of days (to toughen them up and scour them through) and I'm sure they would make perfect bait, especially as your pond fish are eating them!
Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:52 PM

Mine gets full of bloodworm - great food for the fish.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:22 PM

Yep, sounds like bloodworm:

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Larvae of this harmless non-biting midge:

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Edited by Steve Walker, 08 July 2009 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:10 PM

Great bait and fantastic food for your fish. A winner all round.

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