Re: NANFA-- cherry worms = tasty morsels
Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:25:17 -0400

At 9:47 AM -0500 6/23/03, Jeremy Tiemann wrote:
>My wife and I picked cherries off a neighbor's tree this weekend. I
>decided to do a little yard work while she cleaned and pitted the
>cherries. When I came into the house, she had a small pile of white
>worms (I did not look at them that closely so I do not know what
>they were). Excited that she saved them, I decided to dump the
>worms into my community tank where a violet explosion of activity
>instantly occurred. My bluntnose minnows, slender madtom, and
>sunfish (bluegill, longear, and orangespot) went on a feeding
>frenzy. I have fed the fishes maggots, small grasshoppers /
>crickets, blood worms and various other water insect larvae before;
>the fishes become more excited over this live food than over the
>standard food in a can. However, I have never seen anything like
>what I saw this weekend. Has anyone ever placed fruit worms in
>their aquaria before? After the activity subsided in the tank, a
>similar feeding frenzy occurred when the cherry pie and ice cream
>were placed on the table.


I forwarded your message to my wife so she'll know what to do when
she finds a worm in her fruit. (She thinks she is supposed to gasp
in disgust and demand that I take remedial action.) Thank your wife
for giving my wife such a fine example of fish-nut's wifery. :)

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