Blood Worms

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I have been reading all of the posts about how much fish like Blood Worms so I thought that I would get some and try it. OMG I didn't know 4 little fish could have such a feeding frizzy. It looked like tiny sharks going nuts.

I'm so glad that I gave it a try. I am having so much fun watching them. Even the cory had to try them out.



Thanks guys.

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Corys adore Bloodworm's
a word of caution. they should be fed as treats instead of a steady diet. they are pure protein and can constipate our fish.
all of my fish LOVE bloodworms. Have fun!
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Thanks I will remember that. It says on it to feed no more than twice a week.

Thanks again
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I'm being careful. And I am really enjoying my fish.


thanks
Ayelie
 

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What else can be used besides bloodworms that won't constipate, I guess to use as an alternate so I'm not feeding just that treat? (I like to give my fish treats besides the flakes)
 

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High protein diets (like blood worms) are liable to constipate a fish...if you're worried about constipation, try fasting them for a day and feeding them some veggies weekly, like a cooked pea that's been shelled. Other than blood worms, some fish like baby brine shrimp, live insects...there are also high quality pellets out there (Formula One/Two, the one in the round short bottles -- the name escapes me -- but they use only whole products and are all natural). A variety of food is best.
 

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i've heard lots of good things about omega, but personally I just feed them table scraps (fresh veggies), flakes, bloodworms every few days, and microworms (mainly for fry, but the guppies and platies love em too. I give the fry bbs every few days , hatching brine shrimp is not for the lazy man
 

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Yes, Omega, that's it! I just remembered their blue plastic caps on the little bottles. Somewhat expensive stuff. >.<
 

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omega one is a brand of fish flakes



hatching brine shrimp isn't difficult but it does involve some work, honestly culturing microworms is WAY easier.

Just do a google search on 'hatching brine shrimp' and 'microworms'

Think sea monkeys

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just as a heads up, the microworm route is not for the squeamish.
 

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Is Omega something that's not high in protein?
It is, just about the #1 ingredient in all fish food is other fish (even when it says it's got veggies). They also have other things like for added nutrients for a more "complete" diet. But a blood worm is just protein really.
 

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omega one is a brand of fish flakes



hatching brine shrimp isn't difficult but it does involve some work, honestly culturing microworms is WAY easier.

Just do a google search on 'hatching brine shrimp' and 'microworms'

Think sea monkeys

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just as a heads up, the microworm route is not for the squeamish.
Oh hmm that's not the product I was thinking about...this stuff is in really short bottles (like what you'd see for night cream or moisturizer). I'm continuing to look for it.

Edit: aha, got it: it's Spectrum.

http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/ctl3664/cp17913/si1319466/cl0/newlifespectrumcichlidformula300gr
 

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Brine shimp are very unusual love the video I guess I'll have find eggs. Thanks midthought & jetajockey
 

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They look like they have a pretty full line of fish food, including one for "small fish":

I've only ever seen Spectrum at one locally owned LFS here. I haven't checked the other local LFS I visit and I really don't think Petco or the other chain around here (Petland Discounts) has it. Might have to get it online.

Edit: sorry for any hijacking, ayelie!
 

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Good morning,

All of my fish love Blood Worms too. I do recommend the frozen blood worms over the freeze dried blood worms. If you do use freeze dried be sure to pre-soak them first before feeding them to your fish. Pre-soaking will cause the worm to swell before the fish eats it and prevents the swelling in the fishes belly. (causing constipation too)

When I feed Wriggley his blood worms (frozen and thawed) he does his little dance and acts like he will rip that blood worm apart lol He's so cute.

Ken
 
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