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Old 11-11-2010, 01:22 PM   #1
 
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daily bloodworms

I have a tank full of hungry beasts that do not seem to be satisfied by flake food alone. I have been giving them a cube of frozen blood worms twice a day after their flakes for maybe a month or more and they gobble it up completely each time. Then today i read somewhere on this site that bloodworms should be occasional, maybe twice a week. My fish love their worms. Is it bad to give worms daily?

Inhabitants are as follows:
1 Bala Shark
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3 Kissing Gourami
3 Silver Dollars
1 Red Tail Shark
1 Peacock Eel
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
 
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Yeah, its not real great for thier digestive system. imo bloodworms should be fed 2-3 times a week.

My fish (especially my cichlids) eat a large varity of fakes and pellets.

Hope this helps!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:01 PM   #3
 
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Try alot of brands and maybe feed a quarter of a blood worm a day and that would equal to 1 and a half a wek??!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:08 PM   #4
 
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I believe he is reffering to freeze-dried bloodworm cubes.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:10 PM   #5
 
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I break up my freezed dried i let them for for about 5 mins then i put some in that way most of the fish get 1-2 blood worm each..
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:14 PM   #6
 
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I usually feed my betta about 6, twice a week.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:15 PM   #7
 
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Kl.. 6 cubes or individual 'worms'..
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:21 PM   #8
 
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Sorry, I died laughing. I need to be more specific! 6 individual worms.

Sorry about that lol
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:29 PM   #9
 
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Lol thought so...
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #10
 
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Returning to the original question, yes, it is not good to feed bloodworms daily. You will get far more nutrition in prepared foods combined with other frozen (or live) foods. And if I read you correctly, your fish are eating the flake and then you give bloodworms as well. This is overfeeding and bound to cause problems.

You cannot assume a fish "needs" food just because it appears "hungry" all the time. Fish are programmed to eat when they find ready food, and in the wild food may not be so plentiful or there may be periods of no food in between "meals." They will naturally eat all they can when they find it. But in an aquarium where this occurs day after day, serious health issues will result.

Fish should only be fed once a day, and only a small amount; missing a day or two each week does no harm. Except for fry, which require more regular food in order to grow and develop properly.

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