Question about Frozen Foods

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Question about Frozen Foods

Postby swmnwdafishes » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:30 pm

So I bought some SFB frozen beefheart and Cichlid Delight a while back. I tried to feed my new world cichlids some defrosted beefheart and it just turned to mush and made a mess in the water. I'm afraid to open the Cichlid Delight and have the same problem. Stuff like frozen bloodworms isn't a problem. But the beefheart is just ground offal.

So how are you supposed to feed frozen foods like that to fish? I really wish there were directions on the back.

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Re: Question about Frozen Foods

Postby halak » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 am

Try to thaw it, rinse it, and feed it that way.
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Re: Question about Frozen Foods

Postby JLW » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:16 pm

I don't like the idea of feeding frozen foods frozen -- they should be thawed, IMO. Fish are cold blooded, and having a chunk of frozen material inside of you can't possibly be good when you can't generate heat. I strongly think they should be thawed a bit first.

If a food is breaking up, or is just frozen liquid, the fish aren't able to get much nutrition out of it. The best suggestion I can offer is to change to another brand.

Some foods, the directions state to throw it in frozen -- a lot of Omega One foods are this way (though they hold together when lightly thawed).
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