01-09-2010, 12:05 AM
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I definitely prefer frozen. It's much quicker to thaw frozen worms than to rehydrate freeze-dried ones.
Are semi-frozen foods really all that bad for your fish? I ask because this is generally how I feed them: for most of my fish, I use an eyedropper to suck up a bunch of thawed worms out of the shotglass and squirt it in their direction. As others noted, bloodworms are pretty much like fishy catnip or something because every fish I've ever owned absolutely loves them. So plenty of worms hit the floor but the fish track them all down and eat them after just a few minutes.
The thing is, my badis badis are really bad at eating bloodworms. As I put some in the tank, they'll wait patiently and snap up single worms as they float by but they won't go after the ones that float past them, which usually means the danios get all of those. They seem to do better when I put small frozen chunks directly in the tank. The fish grab the chunks whole and run off with them, and slowly swallow them as they thaw. They definitely get a lot more to eat this way.