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CAN WE FEED MEALWORMS TO DISCUS FISH?

Updated: Apr 17, 2022

The discus fish is a gorgeous tropical fish known for its attractive coloration. Discus fish are peaceful and extremely pleasing to look at in an aquarium. There exist subspecies of the discus fish, each with their unique designs and color techniques, which permit them to appeal to a wide audience of hobbyists. They normally are not suggested to own by beginner or even intermediate fish keepers, as they are extremely sensitive to environmental changes and are not hardy enough to persist most beginner mistakes, so it is a great dignity to be able to successfully own freshwater discus fish.

CAN WE FEED MEALWORMS TO DISCUS FISH?
DISCUS FISH

They form families within their species only. Younger discus fish will pair themselves, male to female, and remain a chronic couple. And that is the signal that it’s time to breed. The discus fish also has a unique and enjoyable way of caring for its young. Breeding happens in barely sour water, during that period the fish may become territorial, as they are now engaged to becoming parents. Once born, the fry stays with their parents. The pair secretes nourishment for their young through their skin and in captivity, the fry has been known to feed off of the secretions for up to two weeks. Since the fish are schooling and a bit peaceful, there is no need to extract the younger fish. Instead, they will be combined into the school, creating a nuclear family.

These beautiful fish are alert, interactive, and graceful because of that it is also called the king of tropical fish.



WHAT DO THE DISCUS FISH EAT?

Discus Fish are carnivorous fish as well, so flake food should not be their main source of nourishment. Discus fish can be fed blood worms, tubifex, shrimp, and other meaty frozen foods. Luckily, there are food pellets designed specifically for discus fish, so supplementing their diet is a bit easy.



WHAT ARE MEALWORMS?

Mealworm is the larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio Molitor, a species of darkling beetle. Like all holometabolous insects, they go through four life phases: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Larvae generally count about 2.5 cm or more, and adults are between 1.25 and 1.8 cm in length.

Mealworms use as pet food for detained reptiles, fish, and birds. They are also used to feed wild birds in bird feeders, especially during the nesting season. Mealworms are valuable for their high protein content.

Mealworms are generally available in bulk and are commonly available in containers with bran or oatmeal for food. Saleable growers include a youngster hormone into the feeding process to keep the mealworm in the larval phase and achieve an abnormal length of 2 cm or greater.


These mealworms are available in two forms for consumption of pets-

1) Live Mealworms:

Live Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for you Arowana
Live Mealworms

Live mealworms are the ideal worms as a part diet of your pets as they have moisture, are appealing, easy to feed, among other benefits.

Feeding live mealworms to your pet furnishes excitement and interest at mealtime, creating every bite a fun treat.

Live mealworms should be kept in a tub with good ventilation and a comparative surface area. If you see condensation below the top of the container, ventilation must be grown.

Before feeding the live mealworms to your pets, gut-load them a few days before and when offering them to your pet, dust mealworms with calcium, vitamin D3, and other multivitamins.


Live Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 20%

Fat: 13%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 62%

*Approximate values.


2) Dried Mealworms:

Dried Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for your Arowana
Dried Mealworms

Dried mealworms are nourishing bombs for your pet birds, reptiles, hedgehogs, turtles, fishes, and many more. They are protein-rich as well as rich in amino acids with more benefits. Thinking of counting them towards your pet diet by combining them with their everyday food will eventually pay off in the long run.


Dried Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 53%

Fat: 28%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 5%

*Approximate values.


ARE MEALWORMS GOOD FOR DISCUS FISH?

Yes, mealworms are a good source of protein and other nutrients essential for your Discus fish. They will get benefit from a various mix of foods that contains vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that they would discover in the wild.

Feeding live mealworms to your discus fish do not provide just nutrients but also gives the enrichment that can impact their vibrancy and color. So you must choose the right food and feed it in the right proportion to your discus fish.


Watch the video to see the Discus Fish enjoying mealworms.




To learn more about mealworms, how to feed them to your pets, or where to purchase mealworms, get in touch with Pro-meal. We are the supplier of mealworms, both live and dried, available for purchase. Also, we can answer all your questions about storage, feeding, and nutrition.



 

Why Purchase From Pro-meal?

  • Fresh and Healthy Worms- Our mealworms both live and dried are packaged fresh and at the peak of their nutrition cycle. 100% grown and processed in India.

  • Organically Grown- We feed our worms strictly Organic Feeds including fruits and vegetables. This ensures that you will get all-natural chemical-free worms for your pets.

  • Reliable Supply- Imagine you feed your pets mealworms for a week and next week there's no supply! URGH! Our production ensures regular reliable supply.

  • Pathogen Free- We regularly test all our batches of worms for pathogens like salmonella, Ecolli, and bacteria. This Live Delivery ensures 100% safe feeding for your pets!

Note- If you order live, you should get the worms live. We guarantee Live delivery of worms. If you receive otherwise, you are entitled to a replacement/ refund.

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