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Micro worms (Sour Paste Nematodes)
Microworms (Panagrellus redivivus)
Micro Worms under Microscope

Micro Worms are a long time addition to the fish breeder's arsenal for raising fry for the reasons of high nutritional value and their ease of culturing. The main difficulty of culturing is to remember to start a new culture before the old one expires. For this issue I always put a date on the container to remind that it has been 2 week since I started the old culture.

Micro Worms can be used as secondary food for fry that started out quite small or as a first food for larger fry such as some Cichlids.

Culturing techniques are the same as for Walter worms and discussed next.


Video - Microworms - View from a Microscope