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How To Prepare Freeze Dried Bloodworms For Fish


hey y’all welcome back Maine is my hectic life that’s where we talk about all things Pat and populated and today I thought I would show you how I prepare my freeze-dried bloodworms so there is somewhat of a debate as to which is more nutritional frozen bloodworms or freeze-dried so the really nice thing about the freeze-dried bloodworms versus the frozen I have to say is their shelf-life and the cost freeze-dried blood worms are so much cheaper for how much you get so as far as value I would say the freeze-dried blood worms are much more cost effective than buying the frozen ones because I don’t know what the cost is everywhere but this one little pack of frozen bloodworms cost me about $6 whereas this little sucker cost me about $8 you can buy a much larger container for about $10 and he’ll ask me just ages and ages and ages nice thing about these you don’t have to worry about freezing them or refrigerating them now I am a big huge fan of feeding fish a varied diet I believe that it keeps them healthier and keeps them around longer now some will say that the freeze-dried is going to have less nutritional value than the frozen now I do know that the Omega one brand does add vitamins and nutrients into the food but I’m not a hundred percent sure about some of the other freeze-dried brands out there because I know there are cheaper brands and other options out there this is where my secret weapon comes in hand so I am a big fan of the nourish so this stuff is fantastic I really love it you basically want to soak the food and add a capful of this to the food that you are soaking you can even soak your pellets and flakes in you can use this for your daily feedings and it is going to add in extra vitamins and minerals for your fish so the biggest thing with the free stripe bloodworms is that you need to prepare them correctly if you don’t soak them first then they can cause digestive problems in your fish they can cause problems like with constipation and stuff because basically it’s freeze-dried so if you weren’t to soak at first when the fish eats it it’s going to absorb some of that moisture in the gut it’s gonna expand in the gut and it’s gonna cause blockages it could cause issues not all the time if it’s used sparingly as a treat then you might not notice any problems but if you’re using it on a more regular basis or you’re using it as a frequent treat then you want to make sure that you are soaking them first I’m also pretty much a big fan of soaking even my pellets and flakes most of the time before I feed because for the same exact reasons the food is going to expand in the gut and with some of these species especially like the betta fish they’re known for getting problems with constipation we want to avoid all that we want to avoid getting our fish sick so I like to soak pretty much all of my foods before feeding okay so first things first I’ve got a cup of de chlorinated water already here ready to go some people will use tank water for this I use just de chlorinated water because I don’t really want to contaminate I have several different fish tanks so next I’m gonna go ahead and grab my nourish and I’m gonna shake it up a little well I’m just gonna add a capful of that into my water I will say this stuff does smell a little funky but it’s really really good for the fish has a lot of vitamins and minerals that really can help keep them healthy so next I do have quite a few fish and quite a few tanks so I’m going to throw in about a spoonful the bloodworms there just kind of stir them around a little so that they’re all kind of in there and soaking so I’m gonna let these guys sit here for about 10 15 minutes to soak in that moisture and soak in those vitamins and then we will move on to the next step okay so it’s been about 15 minutes that these have been soaking so now I’m gonna go ahead and just take a toothpick and kind of push out any little air bubbles that might be in the blood worms okay so now that our blood worms are all ready to go it is time to feed the fish okay so that’s all for today’s video if you liked it please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel hit that Bell notification so you never miss a video thanks for watching guys bye

21 thoughts on “How To Prepare Freeze Dried Bloodworms For Fish

  1. Thatโ€™s an interesting point Mandy. I use omega fried dried and frozen. I only feed them frozen once a week because of cost. But they do seem to love frozen the best.

    Iโ€™ve never soaked the frozen blood worms before but it makes sense that it swells in the fish stomachs. Maybe because I only give them a little once or twice a week, Iโ€™ve been ok so far. Iโ€™m definitely gonna consider soaking them ๐Ÿ‘

  2. i also soaked them and squeeze them to remove the excess air on it ๐Ÿ™‚ and add viatims too and my bettas love it… omega one is what im using too

  3. I try soaking for all these reasons but the food drops to the bottom so fast my fish canโ€™t eat it. ๐Ÿ™

  4. can u please please PLEASE make a video for "how to feed/prepare your fish freeze dried baby shrimp" because I just bought the Tetra Baby shrimp natural shrimp treat and idk how to feed it since it's too big and idk if I should soak it?!??? SOMEONE HELPPPPP

  5. its not about it expanding its about the air in the bloodworms themselves cause if dey eat the bloodworms with air bloating can occur

  6. I got a baby betta about a month ago and ive been dropping them in. I also just bought freeze dried brine shrimp so I'll for sure be doing this with that. Thanks for the info!

  7. Awesome video! I have quite a few bottom feeders in my tanks(addicted to Corydoras,plecos, and panda garra ๐Ÿ˜‚) so i usually feed the frozen because they sink but Ive figured out if you take a pinch of the freeze dried and squeeze them between your thumb and index finger a few times in a little dish of water like you have I can get some of them to sink to the bottom. Just a tip for anyone like me trying to get them to sink. You look amazing on camera btw ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  8. Sadly we don't have nourish here in the Philippines but I found out that we have something like that it's Angel drop that I use to directly drop some after water changes and to soak my freezedried tubifex worms.

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