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Wallaby 12-01-2008 07:32 PM

I keep reading that bloodworms sink and stuff yet my freeze dried bloodworms won't for the life of them sink.
Is it a brand thing? Mine are some really cheapo brand. What brand should I look for?

cerianthus 12-03-2008 01:48 PM

It's not the brands. FD Foods will always float. Soak them in water for a while then use them. Frozen boodwoms may be better choice than FD since majority of them will sink right away.

Amphitrite 12-03-2008 04:00 PM

I've never tried feeding the freeze dried variety, but my fish absolutely love the frozen ones as a treat. If you do get some, it's a good idea to put the frozen block into a net and run some lukewarm water over them until thawed. It'll prevent any damage to your fish and also gets rid of any gunk.

willow 12-03-2008 04:34 PM

don;t use really hot water,makes them stinkie. :sick:

cerianthus 12-03-2008 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by willow (Post 155673)
don;t use really hot water,makes them stinkie. :sick:

Yea! you dont want to steamed them. LOL

Wallaby 12-03-2008 06:43 PM

Thanks! =)

iamntbatman 12-04-2008 02:37 AM

Soak the freeze dried ones in some tank water for at least 15 minutes before feeding them to your fish. Rehydrating them is necessary as it prevents them from causing intestinal blockages and constipation.

Jay Ack 12-04-2008 06:20 PM

Frozen Blood worms......
i have been feeding my discus fish these blood worms for 4 months now. dont want to jinx it but they are loving it. and so are my black ghosts and eels. if you want to save alot of money on them, buy them from the link i provided. i paid 30 dollars and its like a year supply for me lol. the way i feed them is i put a small amount (depending on how many fish you are feeding) in a shot glass of fair temperature water, leave it for about 3 minutes then pour it in the tank.

Frozen Fish Food | Frozen Bloodworms | Cube Trays - Flat Packs

iamntbatman 12-04-2008 08:39 PM would run me $40 to have $30 worth of frozen bloodworms shipped. 16 ounce flat packs go for about $9 at the LFS, so I could get the same amount from right down the street for $45 and avoid the typical risks associated with having frozen foods shipped.

aunt kymmie 12-04-2008 11:30 PM

I enjoyed reading the disclaimer on their website:

"Midge larvae have been known to cause mild allergies in some people."

Hopefully the allergies they mention are pertaining to certain individuals who are susceptible to handling the worms. Can you imagine someone eating them?? :sick:

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