Is there a difference between whiteworms? Which one is “healthier”?They are the same -- Lumbriculus Variegatus -- I guess one might have an accent
It was confirmed here if you would like the source:
I'm running into a brick wall trying to find the actual protein and fat content of blackworms. I've found the question asked many times but never answered. Just to clarify I'm talking about what is commonly called California Blackworms (Lumbriculus variegatus) and not bloodworms (Chironomidae...www.fishforums.net
"Just heard back from them. You were right Rob, they are Lumbriculus Variegatus! So I got my info..."
Great bit of info!
White Worm Nutritional Value
- Protein: 70%
- Lipids: 14.5%
- Minerals: 5.5%
- Carbohydrates: 10%
Black Worm Nutritional Value
I guess it depends on what you want more of?! Both are going to help the fish so its not really what is better, I was just thinking outload more or less when I asked the question.
- Protein: 59.3%
- Lipids: 7.2%
- Minerals: 5.91%
- Carbohydrates: 20.2%
*cough* I think you need to look for the live food cultivation/fish breeding and aquarium nutrition subforums we have….Great bit of info!
There should be a sticky regarding the use of live food, the benefits and how to culturing it, a how to guide. This goes hand in hand with fish health and now we have easy to understand nutrition value. Thanks @Miami Reef for bringing this to our attention and @Paul B can be the president of the live food section . Paul wrote a great piece regarding the link to a fish's health with live food/gut bacteria.
All this great info needs to be easily accessible and in one place.. what do you think?