12-25-2010, 08:24 PM
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Frozen Blood Worm Question
First off, Merry Christmas if to you if you celebrate!
I finally got frozen food for my tanks. I got Hikari UVX Blood Worms, that come in the cubes. This is my first time feeding frozen. What i did was pop a cube out into a cup, and let it thaw for about 30mins. I then took some tank water and put it in the cup, I figured I should do that because you are supposed to soak freeze dried. Well i took a baster and sucked some up and a lot came out into the tank. My Black Neon Tetras and Hengel Rasbora gobbled most up, the rest sank to the bottom and my 5 zebra loaches quickly ate them as well. My new pearl gourami, who has been very shy also grabbed some, and now he is swimming all over the tank, so I hope this helped him to finally come out of hiding. My Cory's had no interest (that is another question i will post in another thread today or tomorrow).
Sorry for the story, now my question. What is everyone's strategy when it comes to distributing frozen food. How do you get it to the bottom dwellers, and how do you make sure all the top/mid level fish get some. Like i said, plenty sank to the bottom, but if the tetra would not have stopped eating them if they were fast enough. Also, how many worms should be fed. The cube had ALOT, and i knew that this was way to much so i ended up tossing some. Luckily i did not feed them yesterday because I knew I was giving them frozen today and I did not want to overfeed. If they look bloated I wont feed them tomorrow. My sig will have my updated fish numbers so maybe someone can help me decide how much food to feed based on my stock.