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Old 11-10-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Frozen foods


What is your preferred method of feeding frozen foods? I usually just pop them straight out of the freezer in to the tank. Wondering if anyone has input on whether its better to thaw them or not.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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I just pop the portion of frozen food I'm going to feed into the tank, my angels get at it first and as soon as it gets to filter it distributes the food all over the tank.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:51 PM   #3
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The only food I would feed without rinsing is Hikari products. They are just well prepared foods. I use LOTS of frozen bloodworms and buy large 2.2 pound blocks. They get thawed and rinsed before feeding.
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The only food I would feed without rinsing is Hikari products. They are just well prepared foods. I use LOTS of frozen bloodworms and buy large 2.2 pound blocks. They get thawed and rinsed before feeding.
I started only using Hikari frozen products after noticing an immediate change in my fish after feeding them Hikari frozen bloodworms for the first time. Literally over night, they became more active, colors brightened...

I feed them frozen bloodworms every day now, except for one day where I feed them pellets.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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I only buy Hikari. I don't rinse, but I thaw the stuff first & only add the food material to the tank.. thawed liquids go down the drain. I don't own enough aquatic critters to finish an entire cube anyways.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:28 AM   #6
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I only use Hikari bloodworms as my frozen. I let them thaw to room temperature prior to dropping them in the tank. They spread thru out the tank much better to reach my cories.

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I started only using Hikari frozen products after noticing an immediate change in my fish after feeding them Hikari frozen bloodworms for the first time. Literally over night, they became more active, colors brightened...

I feed them frozen bloodworms every day now, except for one day where I feed them pellets.
Feeding bloodworms daily is not a good idea. It should be used as a treat like 1-2 times per week. Too much protein will bloat or constipate the fish. They will consume what ever you put in the tank because their eyes are bigger than their brains. They can literally eat themselves to death.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:50 AM   #7
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Feeding bloodworms daily is not a good idea. It should be used as a treat like 1-2 times per week. Too much protein will bloat or constipate the fish. They will consume what ever you put in the tank because their eyes are bigger than their brains. They can literally eat themselves to death.
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I only use Hikari bloodworms as my frozen. I let them thaw to room temperature prior to dropping them in the tank. They spread thru out the tank much better to reach my cories.



Feeding bloodworms daily is not a good idea. It should be used as a treat like 1-2 times per week. Too much protein will bloat or constipate the fish. They will consume what ever you put in the tank because their eyes are bigger than their brains. They can literally eat themselves to death.

LOL, well, don't tell my loaches that! That's all they have eaten as a mainstay for 3 years.
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I thaw my in a cup it mush easier for me to pour the food in the tank. I have never had issues of feeding bloodworms. I feed bloodworms every other day and brine and mysis shrimp every other day. I to have moved to Hikari frozen foods and think there quality is superior to others.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:16 PM   #10
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I thaw mine out in a cup and then pour it unto my tanks. Ive sometimes have forgotten to feed the thawed food and dont realize it till the next day when I grab the cup to thaw out more food lol And yes I only feed hikari frozen food and bookworms are the staple for most of the fish. Ive kept fish for years and have never had a problem feeding with it
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I only use Hikari bloodworms as my frozen. I let them thaw to room temperature prior to dropping them in the tank. They spread thru out the tank much better to reach my cories.



Feeding bloodworms daily is not a good idea. It should be used as a treat like 1-2 times per week. Too much protein will bloat or constipate the fish. They will consume what ever you put in the tank because their eyes are bigger than their brains. They can literally eat themselves to death.
I don't over feed, so it's not a problem. I understand how much to feed fish. But thank you Since I don't feed one day, feed pellets another day and then blood worms the rest, I'd say there fine, and I see them pooping all the time.
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For a carnivorous fish it wouldn't be much of a problem but for an omnivore, there lies the risk of health issues. If it works for those of you who use is regularly, by all means do as you please. However, it is just my preference and many others on here to feed bloodworms as a treat.
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For a carnivorous fish it wouldn't be much of a problem but for an omnivore, there lies the risk of health issues. If it works for those of you who use is regularly, by all means do as you please. However, it is just my preference and many others on here to feed bloodworms as a treat.
That's fine. Nobody's feeding regiment has to be exactly the same. As I said, I don't ONLY feed them bloodworms. And actually, if I think about it, all the fish in my tank ARE carnivores except my cories.

Angelfish, tetras and rasboras.
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