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whenever I feed my piranahs earthworms, the worm works it's way into the substrate and I never see it again...... not even when I vacuum the tank. Do you think the ps eventually get it ? How do you feed your piranahs worms? Do you cut them first?
 

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think i read some were if you run em under hot water they'll poop out all their poop

but id just keep an eye on them if they even make it to the bottom
 

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I cut mine up to feed to small Ps, but for my big one, I feed it whole. Like ABB's, mine never had time to dig before being consumed.
 

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I throw them in whole and usually they are eaten before reaching the substrate. The reason you dont see them again is because they just disintegrate into dirt.
 

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my red bellies have never acted hungry..... they just watch that worm, actually I dropped one in the tank, it landed between the 3 ps and it scared them.... they all darted off in different directions. I dont overfeed them, and they get a good variety. They have been in that tank at least 6 months and are now about 4 inches. do you think I should cut back feeding to every other day? They usually eat all that I give them, it just takes a couple of hours.
 

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I always keep the worms in a jar for a couple days so they can empty out the poop, you don't want your fish eating that. I usually throw them in whole, a few may bury into the substrate, but eventually they will probably surface at a later time and become a snack for your fish. I have cleaned out aquariums that have had happy, healthy earthworms living under the gravel months after being thrown in so they must adapt and become somewhat aquatic(and smart enough to avoid being eaten) if the oxygen content is high enough.
 
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