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Old 07-21-2011, 03:08 PM   #1 
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How the heck do you feed frozen foods!?

I bought a pack of frozen bloodworms to add into my conditioning process.

How the heck do you get just enough to feed two bettas?! They come in these great big chunks - way too much. I cut a bit off with a knife and evne that was too much (I fed it to my two boys and they ate it very quickly but it was definitely more then they needed).

So how do I get only a few worms out of those giant blocks!?
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:19 PM   #2 
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I make the block the normal size, pick a few bloodworms out to feed to my bettas, and freeze the leftovers. I usually put it in a container with a lid so I can run it over warm tap water to unfreeze.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #3 
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Can they be refrozen once thawed?
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #4 
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Take a knife and cut off what you want to use and then put the rest back in the freezer. I put mine in a little plastic medicine cup and add some warm water. I feed them with tweezers.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:21 PM   #5 
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one of my friends cuts off the right size piece using a knife, then uses a shrimp net to defrost them under running warm water. I use a little artichoke bowel(for butter or mayonnaise) to defrost it.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #6 
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some smaller frozen food like brine shrimp are easier feed if you scrape off with a knife and just let them sit on the lip of a cup. i used to put it in water but i found out chasing the damn frozen shrimp is rather hard once they're free floating in warm water.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #7 
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My method is to pop out one or two blocks of frozen bloodworms/brine shrimp and let that thaw in a cup of warm tap water. Then I just use my jumbo size 'aquascaping' tweezers to individually feed my fish.

All of my fish hand-feed, and it makes it easier when I'm feeding my sorority/pairs if I use tweezers because I can push the greedy guts away and let the shyer fish have a feed. Plus it lets me know exactly how much everyone gets.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #8 
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I wouldn't recommend refreezing the thawed worms, you wouldn't refreeze meat you were going to eat, can only imagine what it could do to the poor lil fishies
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #9 
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Silverfang - yes, that is what I was thinking too.

My issue is, it is very hard to scrape off only what I need. I guess I'll just have to practice until I perfect the amount. Thanks everyone.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:17 PM   #10 
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I usually put the block in a ziplock bag. When it's thawed, I give him a few, and then all I have to do is seal the bag back up.
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