Frozen food question
DiscoStu wrote: Hi, I have a 120l community tank. Guppies, tetras, gourami. I was just wondering if the general consensus is to defrost frozen food before feeding? Such as brine shrimp, red plankton, blood worms, mysis etc? The ones that come in cubes? Also can the leftovers be used the next day? Or should I just quarter the cube? And can I feed this once a week each or once per food type once a week? i.e. alternate days flake or frozen. Many thanks for any advice.
Yes always defrost it before feeding it to your fish...........I do just cup out some tank water and drop a cube into the cup,and it's defrosted in maybe a minute,stirring it a bit quickens this up..........leftovers can be kept in the fridge for maybe 5-6 days (like most 'wet' foods really) but you would probably be best to quarter it if that's possible (never tried to so don't know!!).....for the fish you have I would probably only feed them mysis once a week and the flake all other days but as you already have the other frozen food maybe feed them some of each one once a week.
The flake will give them everything they need so once a week or every 10-14 days feeding them some frozen food is more than enough.
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I had the same question a while back and here's what I found-
scoop a glass of tank water and let the cube melt - pour the food through a net (apparently this takes care of unwanted contaminants) and run it through tank water - then feed.
About the amount - I have 6 corydoras, 6 neon tetras, two adult platy's and 12 fry and they go through a cube no bother without it affecting parameters.
I guess it depends on how many fish you have.
Also if you fancy setting up a white worm culture the ones you buy in seahorse work no problem in peat
The Marine mix is a little low on the bigger chunks compared to the other marine mixes you can get but overall very happy with it and only going to be buying that frozen food from now on. hopefully they might start doing them in slabs