So today I fed Rain freeze-dried bloodworms for the first time. I was debating on whether to feed the freeze-dried bloodworms or freeze-dried daphnia, but didn't quite figure out how to feed the daphnia, so I went for the bloodworms. Opened my container of Hikari freeze-dried bloodworms and didn't realize how badly they smelled. But anything for your fish, right? I got half a bloodworm and soaked it in some tank water and was surprised that the water turned a bit rusty colored. I put the worm on a q-tip and brought it down for Rain to jump and snatch it. I didn't realize how vicious he can be. He got the q-tip, thrashed about and got the worm. I was worried that he ate some cotton, but let's hope not. The second worm, he didn't quite get, so it dropped and floated onto the water. He got it, but I observed that he spit some stuff out (probably bits of the worm that he couldn't chew/eat). But yea, his first experience with bloodworms. I'll try daphnia next week, wish me luck in figuring out how to feed THOSE little things to him.
I also wanted to talk about aquarium silicone. It's like "where have you been all my life?!" Sure, it's all black and has a weird smell, but it's pretty amazing stuff. Plugged up the hole in my terra cotta pot so Rain won't get too curious and get himself stuck in there. I also use it to make the markings in my bucket so I can tell how much a gallon is. It's so versatile; I could probably use it to make aquarium decorations with pebbles and stuff if I had the time. But that's not the best thing. The best thing is that when the silicone at the opening of the bottle dries up, IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD! It's like a rubber plug, all you need to do is take it out (and it's pretty easy, by the way), and the silicone inside is perfectly fine for you to use.
I found this out because the cap of my silicone cracked, so I was worried that the silicone would be all dried up and I won't be able to use it (like super glue), but when I unscrewed the cap, I saw the amazingness that is aquarium silicone!! I'm sorry, but I'm very excited about aquarium silicone right now, hahaha.