Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #1 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
Q- frozen bloodworms

Okay so on my intense spree tonight, totally unplanned for and I have this forum to blame, I got a new tank, plants, frozen bloodworms and gravel. I split the cost and share of the worms with my sister who has trop fish. My question is, since I only have 1 fish atm, how long is a bit of worms okay in a dish of water?? We tried to split the pack on the bus but I had no idea what kind of mes we were in for. Them things is nast-ay.

Now I have a partial opened block in a little container with water. How long before they spoil??

Note: Lakitu had his first frozen bloodworm and he is now a changed lil guy ;) Pics of new tank to come!
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #2 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
Noone? Come on I know there's ppl online!! :P
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 08:53 PM   #3 
Silverfang
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
Personally, I wouldn't refreeze or even keep them in the fridge. I think of it like if it were meat, you don't refreeze meat, and I wouldn't risk letting them sit in the fridge.
Silverfang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 09:03 PM   #4 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
Thanks :)
So.... The little bit next to my comp (eww) are garbage?? Is there any way to get a sane amount for 1 betta next time??
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 09:15 PM   #5 
Silverfang
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
Some say you can keep them for a day, but I wouldn't, just wouldn't risk it. Mine come in sheets. Not cubes. Try a small knife or something. With the sheets I just smack it against something until it breaks up.
Silverfang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 10:04 PM   #6 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
Oh! I never seen any sheets. I wasn't looking for sheets either so maybe that has something to do with it?? :P Stuck with all these blocks now though :/
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #7 
Leeniex
Member
 
Leeniex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
I use the blocks, just scrape some off and stick the block back in the freezer.
Leeniex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 11:42 PM   #8 
BabyBoyBlue
Member
 
BabyBoyBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
I put one frozen block into a 1 oz screw top clear plastic jar Saturday morning. Let it thaw out a little so that I can get a couple to feed my fishes. Put it in the fridge.

Feed again Saturday night, Sunday morning, Sunday night and throw the rest out.

I think it helps that I leave it in the fridge to keep it as fresh as possible after the defrost.

I'm not to worried about throwing the rest away, because from what I've read, the entire package should be used within 4 months or so, and at my rate it would take almost 6-7 months.
BabyBoyBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 12:28 PM   #9 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
How many fish are you feeding though? I only have 1/2 pack now for 1 fish. Even though I have an order in for a mg, I don't think Matt would like if I got him... So for the time being, a scrape off 1 block would last me MONTHS!! How often shold I feed him frozen bloodworms??

I thought it was only as a treat twice a week? He ate 4 good sized ones the night I bought them o.o So, I didn't feed him yesterday and only 2 pellets today. I don't want him getting fat or spoiled!! :P Even though, I already suspect I'm wrapped around his tail ;)
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 06:07 PM   #10 
Gizmothefreaky
Member
 
Gizmothefreaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane, Wa.
the FREEZE DRIED ones are the ones you should only feed once a week as treats if you feed at all... The frozen ones are safe to feed every day, or even every meal if you wanted. I feed my guys frozen thawed blood worms every other day, but i have a lot more than one, so a package doesnt last but a couple months for me.
Gizmothefreaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frozen bloodworms SilverMagic Betta Chat 1 06-04-2011 04:36 AM
How To? Frozen Bloodworms. sheldonwitt Betta Fish Care 2 11-02-2010 02:45 PM
Frozen Bloodworms karlhague Betta Fish Care 2 10-07-2010 12:23 PM
Frozen bloodworms? Alexanderismylife Betta Fish Care 3 10-07-2010 10:56 AM
Frozen bloodworms... Sarada Betta Fish Care 0 08-16-2010 10:25 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.