Frozen Fish Food Questions

Hydrosolic

I always have fed my fish pellets, flakes, and freeze dried food, but have never fed them frozen.
I heard that frozen is much better because it is more nutritious.
I am thinking of getting frozen bloodworms and frozen brine shrimp.

But the problem is my freezer is not that good and only freezes water but ice cream would melt.
I am afraid that it will not be cold enough to freeze the frozen food.

Maybe I could place the frozen food in a bag of ice in the freezer, that might help?

What d you guys think? Is it fine and I'm just overthinking, or is it not fine.

Thanks in advance!
 

sloughdog

I would think since the food comes frozen it should stay frozen but only you would know since it’s your freezer. Is the freezer over stuffed with things or is the blower blocked (vent inside freezer)? This could prevent the freezer from working properly.

Get one pack of the smallest frozen food you can get and see what happens.
 

SFGiantsGuy

I always first, wrap my frozen bloodworms in a few layers of paper towel, (in order to minimize any possible, pending pre-leakage, or any pungent odors, which is fairly common with many types of frozen foods, sure or unsure about any punctured packaging! ) then placed inside a large zip sealable bag. However if you are utilizing an unreliable or unpredictable freezing unit, then I suggest using a small cooler, plastic or styrofoam cooler with ice, or an ice pack, as it should stay cold for quite a while. And/or perhaps throw the ziplocked bag into the freezer then--on, or near the ice. Usually as long as temps are below 40 degrees, the fish food should be ok.
 

Hydrosolic

I would think since the food comes frozen it should stay frozen but only you would know since it’s your freezer. Is the freezer over stuffed with things or is the blower blocked (vent inside freezer)? This could prevent the freezer from working properly.

Get one pack of the smallest frozen food you can get and see what happens.
the vent is not blocked, how do I check if the pack is spoiled? If it is soft or melting? Should it be rock hard?

I always first, wrap my frozen bloodworms in a few layers of paper towel, (in order to minimize any possible, pending pre-leakage, or any pungent odors, which is fairly common with many types of frozen foods, sure or unsure about any punctured packaging! ) then placed inside a large zip sealable bag. However if you are utilizing an unreliable or unpredictable freezing unit, then I suggest using a small cooler, plastic or styrofoam cooler with ice, or an ice pack, as it should stay cold for quite a while. And/or perhaps throw the ziplocked bag into the freezer then--on, or near the ice. Usually as long as temps are below 40 degrees, the fish food should be ok.
thanks for the advice!
You said 40 degrees would be fine? My freezer freezes ice, so its lower than 32. So that is fine?
 

SFGiantsGuy

Ehhh ideally, rock hard. Although IF and when it by chance starts to get mushy, then buy a 10 lb. bag of ice should work. And last. I'd check on for a quick sec. about twice per day. (I.E. when you wake up...and then before you go to bed) And IF and when it's rock hard, then you shouldn't have to worry about any spoiling. Good luck sir!
 

Hydrosolic

Ehhh ideally, rock hard. Although IF and when it by chance starts to get mushy, then buy a 10 lb. bag of ice should work. And last. I'd check on for a quick sec. about twice per day. (I.E. when you wake up...and then before you go to bed) And IF and when it's rock hard, then you shouldn't have to worry about any spoiling. Good luck sir!
Thanks a lot!
 

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