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Old 08-08-2010, 06:05 PM   #1 
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How to store thawed bloodworms?

i recently bought my betta a pack of frozen cubed blood worms, I put one of the cubes in a cup of water to thaw and it instantly fell apart, I don't want to feed my fish ALL of them, how long before they go bad?

is there another way to go about storing thawed blood worms?


thanks!

-- right now they're still in the water, in a sealed container in the fridge. is this safe?
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:08 PM   #2 
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Well, while you wait on a more experienced response on this matter, I thought I heard on a similiar post that others store thier in athe fridge for a good months or so? Please don't quote me on that though >.<; I know its a fairly common question.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:37 PM   #3 
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I feed these to my fish.
This is what I do:
Take ONE cube while frozen and remove from the package.
Place the package back in the freezer.
I take the frozen cube I removed and place it in a cup with a little bit of water and stir around until the desired amount of bloodworms separate from the cube.
Then I remove the cube, put it in a ziploc bag and place in the freezer for next time.
Hope I make sense!
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:47 AM   #4 
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What I do is, Take a whole packet, which contains 11 cubes. Take all out, put in a container, defroze it for 30 mins before feeding. After feeding, put the container back to the freezer.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:34 AM   #5 
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I feed these to my fish.
This is what I do:
Take ONE cube while frozen and remove from the package.
Place the package back in the freezer.
I take the frozen cube I removed and place it in a cup with a little bit of water and stir around until the desired amount of bloodworms separate from the cube.
Then I remove the cube, put it in a ziploc bag and place in the freezer for next time.
Hope I make sense!
I've been wondering how to do this too. That method is brilliant!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:42 AM   #6 
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*blush* Thank you!
I easily get at least 5 feedings for all my bettas per cube and have very little waste.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:29 AM   #7 
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Take 1 or 2 cube's put them in a small zip lock container not bag, small plastic container with a lid. What I use is the little round yellow plastic container butter comes in and it has a lid and add a little water. Let the whole cube thaw out and stir the cup every now and then, untill completly melted. Then take and give your fish what you want, and when your all done put the lid on and put it in the fridge untill next feeding and there is no thawing anything out or waiting.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:49 AM   #8 
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Take 1 or 2 cube's put them in a small zip lock container not bag, small plastic container with a lid. What I use is the little round yellow plastic container butter comes in and it has a lid and add a little water. Let the whole cube thaw out and stir the cup every now and then, untill completly melted. Then take and give your fish what you want, and when your all done put the lid on and put it in the fridge untill next feeding and there is no thawing anything out or waiting.
Would there be a danger that the leftovers would rot?
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:43 PM   #9 
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I leave my left over frozen food in the fridge for up to 3 days. After that I throw it out. Because I have so many fish I usually don't have any left over after a day or so.

If you only have one fish you can try cutting the frozen block in half and then putting half back in the freezer and the other half out to thaw.
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:32 PM   #10 
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I thaw them in tank water and store them in the fridge in a cup. Once my bloodworms aren't bright red anymore and start to turn like an ugly brownish, then I toss them. I think Jackie's right, seems like that's after the third day.
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