Are frozen foods better?

hydro

Just wondering if frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, krill are more nutritious compared to dry foods like pellets or flakes.
Some people say only feed frozen once or twice a week as a treat while others suggest feeding frozen often to condition fish.
Is it ok to feed frozen more?
 

Blueberrybetta

Frozen foods are good to incorporate in any fish diet because its dead bugs & protein, but they are high in fat just like bloodworms. Frozen food and bloodworms are made as treats, if fed everyday, then it'll lead to severe constipation & swim bladder disease.
 

flyinGourami

Just wondering if frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, krill are more nutritious compared to dry foods like pellets or flakes.
Some people say only feed frozen once or twice a week as a treat while others suggest feeding frozen often to condition fish.
Is it ok to feed frozen more?
Frozen food is imo better than dried most of the time(ingredient and nutrition content wise). Is it okay to feed frozen more? Well that depends on what fish you have. I would be fine with feeding a betta, who are carnivorous frozen food once every 2-3 days, but i would feed goldfish frozen bloodworms once every 1-2 weeks.
 

Hannah1064

Frozen food is imo better than dried most of the time. Is it okay to feed frozen more? Well that depends on what fish you have. I would be fine with feeding a betta frozen food once every 2-3 days, but i would feed goldfish frozen bloodworms once every 1-2 weeks.

Yeah I agree, I have a betta and I usually give him a brine shrimp every 4-5ish days.
 

goldface

Just wondering if frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, krill are more nutritious compared to dry foods like pellets or flakes.
No, they're not. I rarely feed frozen. Not because they're bad, but flakes and pellets, as much as people complain about the ingredients, make up a complete nutrient profile. For many of us, feeding frozen is more self-indulgence on our part than the actual benefit for the fish.
 

Anthony1976

If I had chocolate everyday it wouldn’t be good. Bloodworm and such are a treat for maybe one or two days a week.
 

DoubleDutch

It all is depending on the fish and their needs.

A variated diet for any fish is always a good idea, to provide them with all kinds of minerals, vitamins and proteins.
One sided diets might lack some.
 

e_watson09

Okay so here's the thing. You're comparing a complete diet versus a single source. I LOVE feeding frozen food. Its extremely good for them but you have to ensure they have a varied diet. So when I feed frozen I rotate between multiple types.

I use a quality pellet called New Life Spectrum as their main diet and then I rotate frozen foods. I never feed freeze dried, ever. Not worth the time and money in my opinion it takes to feed them properly.

A varied diet is always key to everything. Changing it up is good for your fish. Bloodworms nutritionally are also not as bad as people think. Again its all about a varied diet and also the specific fish needs you're feeding.
 

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