How often to feed frozen foods?

Khory4611

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How many times a week is it ok to feed frozen foods? I have used mostly flakes thus far but it is more fun watching them devour frozen bloodworms, etc.

I normally feed twice a day and I was considering making two or three of those feedings something frozen. Bloodworms one time, brine shrimp the next. Maybe Daphnia or something too? Any suggestions?
 

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Hello Khory,

Keep in mind that a variety of food is always best. I use a staple pellet food for all of my fish. I like to give treats of thawed frozen blood worms and baby brine shrimp at least 2, usually 3 times a week. Some get pre-soaked freeze dried krill.

My Silver Dollars get a Romaine lettuce leaf every day. My Pleco gets a slice of fresh zucchinI every day. Too, I feed everyone in all tanks thawed, blanched, peas once a week. Peas are high in fiber and help to keep the fish regular and prevent constipation. Blanch them for a minute or two, slice them in half and remove the skin. Then slice them into sizes about the size of one of the fishes eyes.

I feed my fish once per day, with the exception of Wriggley, my Betta that gets fed twice per day.

Ken
 

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Good advice above from Ken. 2-3 times a week is usually about right for most fish. It's best to continue using a quality flake as the major part of their diet as it contains lots of vitamins & minerals that the fish don't get from frozen foods like daphnia & bloodworms.
 

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