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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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How long to keep thawed food?

The other day I got my new Betta (Topaz) some frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp to supplement his diet. I like how it comes in separate cubes, that makes it more convenient for thawing. I'm wondering though, is how long will a thawed cube last in the fridge? I certainly don't want to feed him anything that is spoiled!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 10:57 AM
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I use mine the first day when I thawed it and then the second day and I throw it out after that, whether it's gone or not.

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You should treat it like you would treat any raw meat--personally, I cut the cubes into quarters and only thaw a quarter of it at a time, that way I waste less. If I have any left over from the quarter after I'm done feeding my fish (six bettas and a 29G community tank), I just throw it out. If you only have a few bettas, you might want to cut the cube into sixths or eighths. You waste a lot less that way and you don't have to worry about whether or not the food is still good.
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Yeah, after I thawed the first cube I started to think I should have cut it up first. Oh well! At least I can cut the others and not waste so much, I only have the one Betta. ;)

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I'd love to cut mine but my puffer is picky. He won't eat a cut worm. How does he know? I have no idea. But he'll spit it out every time. Lol!

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I assume your talking about a puffer fish? Because I don't think my betta could eat a bloodworm without me cutting it first, the bloodworms so big and his mouth is very small. ;)
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