Frozen Tubifex worms

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  1. SteveZi

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    Does anybody feed frozen tubifex worms? Is it even still available in the trade?
     
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    Freeze dried but fish dont like it
     
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    yes, that stuff is not nice.
    The frozen tubifex used to be fantastic to get small picky butterflies eating.
     
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    What about frozen blood worm? You still get that, i use it.
     
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    Is blood worm and Tubifex not the same?
     
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    Just read that Tubifex is not as popular in the hobby any more due to lack of nutritional value. Some clame they carry nasty parasites. Blood worm is now the food of choice and it seems it is a much healthier option.
     
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    Tubifex is more nutrional than bloodworm, it's also thinner and stay in a ball, whereas bloodworm is short and disperse in the water. Fish that feed off rocks like tubifex more. Tubifex got a bad reputation because it could harbor the bacteria that causes whirling disease, but clean tubifex cultures are now available since the 1980s, unfortunately the bad rep still continues.
     
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    I feed freeze dried and my fish and inverts love it , my cbb goes crazy for it
     
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    that's cool. how do u feed it?
     
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    Great to hear as I have a CBB and want to use the freeze dried option as well. Where do you find them @dallasg?
     
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    A non sponsor, will pm, cheap R25 and one cube lasts 4 feedings
     
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    Super! Thanks @dallasg :thumbup:
     
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    Ok cool!
     
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    i cut a quarter, soak in water and seachem vitality, then turn of return and pour into tank
     
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    @dallasg, what make do you feed?
     
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