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18 Jun 2013 12:39 #1 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
So Ye, Stupidly.. I left my Frozen Blood worms on the kitchen counter in a bag and came home
5 hours later to see that I totally forgot them.. so I put them back in the freezer..

My question is, Is this safe to feed to my fish?

I know with 'our' food you shouldn't defrost and then refreeze food...

Any ideas? :unsure:


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18 Jun 2013 14:29 - 18 Jun 2013 14:30 #2 by JohnH (John)

stem12 wrote: So Ye, Stupidly.. I left my Frozen Blood worms on the kitchen counter in a bag and came home
5 hours later to see that I totally forgot them.. so I put them back in the freezer..

My question is, Is this safe to feed to my fish?

I know with 'our' food you shouldn't defrost and then refreeze food...

Any ideas? :unsure:


Stephen M.


Done it myself...

The (fairly) good news is that you shouldn't harm your fish by feeding it to them, but the nutritional value will be questionable (it isn't all that fantastic to start with).

Frozen foods are frozen, partially thawed and refrozen at least once in the process of being packaged which is what makes it 'not brilliant' so another step shouldn't do much harm although perhaps if the bloodworm actually got warm it might have started to decompose. I would (and have done) give a small amount to the fish and if they eat it OK it will be OK. However, my suggestion would be to defrost it fully and just feed the worms, not letting any of the liquid get into the tank.

Perhaps others can add to this discussion?

John

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18 Jun 2013 16:09 #3 by Melander (Andreas Melander)
I think most of us have done the same at some point and that what John says makes sense.

Perhaps look out for discoloration in the worms, I would stay away from blood worms that are greyish rather than red in color.

Melander

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18 Jun 2013 18:41 #4 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
Thanks Every1,
Will keep my eye on the discoloured ones!! and see how they go,
Thanks again,

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18 Jun 2013 18:57 #5 by Jambomac (James McConville)
I do this daily in a way I defrost the for my marine tank and re freeze what I haven't used every night. No fatalitys down to food

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