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MEALWORMS AS A TREAT FOR FISHES

Updated: Feb 20, 2022


Fish eating mealworm

It might be surprising for you but fishes are the third most popular pet to keep after dogs and cats. Fish can make good pets but buying a fish should be a long-term decision as they can live for up to 20 years. Fish need regular maintenance to ensure they are kept healthy and their environment is clean. Goldfish are one of the most common fish species kept as pets followed by betta, Guppies, Mollies.

Fish owners are also becoming more alert on the topic of fish care right from choosing the right aquarium, for them to their food, cleaning, and health.


WHAT DO FISHES EAT?

Depending upon the type of fish whether they are meat eaters or vegetarian you can give your fish dry food, Dried food like bloodworms, shrimps, spirulina cubes, dried worms, live foods like mealworms, crickets, shrimps, and greens like anacharis, lettuce, and spinach. Mealworms are one of the most popular food for most types of fish. The yellow mealworms ( Tenebrio Molitor) are highly appreciated by a wide range of different fish species.


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 FISH?

Mealworms are an ideal source of protein for fish as they are easy to keep and breed, so it’s not weird if you are considering getting some from your local pet store as treats for your flock.

Well, mealworms are consumable by most omnivorous and carnivorous aquarium fish, but larger species like Cichlids, Flowerhorn, and Arowanas will enjoy them more. Mealworm in diet plays important role in the nutrition of Fish. Mealworm is a food that is a healthy, energetic, and protein-rich alternative to other fish foods that fish will love! Dried mealworms are a protein-rich treat that will be welcomed by all wildfowl. Protein is important all year round.


Watch video of these birds enjoying mealworm:





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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