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Bacterial/fungul Infections From Freeze Dryed Bloodworms?


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Can feeding freeze dryed blood worms possibly give a bacteria/fungul infection? My two oranda's and 1 lionhead can't seem to shake something like that (on new meds now) and I just read that they can get those kinds of infections through live bloodworms, think they could from freeze dryed ones as well? I occasionally feed them those.

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I don't know for sure, but there are far too many reports and questions like yours where fish succumb a mystery illness after being fed bloodworm.

So I personally avoid them at all cost with my goldies as the unkown is too risky, although I do feed them along with brine shrimp to my glass catfish (who prefer 'live' foods).

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hmm, now thats interesting. When my boyfriend found out how allergic some people are to bloodworms, he did masive research on them, and found out that freeze dryed ones are a lot less likely to contain any kind of harmful agencies, I mean how could they, its freeze dryed! But the evidence exists lol, anyone else know anything?

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hmm, now thats interesting. When my boyfriend found out how allergic some people are to bloodworms, he did masive research on them, and found out that freeze dryed ones are a lot less likely to contain any kind of harmful agencies, I mean how could they, its freeze dryed! But the evidence exists lol, anyone else know anything?

Whoops I'm actually feeding them frozen blood worms...My eyes are a little wonky today apparently.

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This is a good question. I have a suspicion that any new food can give some fish an adverse reaction. The first time I fed freeze dried bloodworms one of my fish almost immediately developed red tinges in his white fins.

I never fed them again. It wasn't all the fish so I thought maybe it was an allergy.

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thats the way it was with mine! I have a white oranda and a white lionhead and they got red flushes on their tails which began red streaks, and the orande oranda hardley had anything at all. Well, I believe their bloodworm days are over, just tobe safe.

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Can feeding freeze dryed blood worms possibly give a bacteria/fungul infection? My two oranda's and 1 lionhead can't seem to shake something like that (on new meds now) and I just read that they can get those kinds of infections through live bloodworms, think they could from freeze dryed ones as well? I occasionally feed them those.

Quite so- sewer water is used to get them growing --and the older style freeze dried - but when treated does not get rid of all the bacterial problems- Hikari has a new proces for bloodworms- giving a much softer afterproduct- not all dried up -0 and at the same time is much safer than the old treatments.

Eric

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I'm not a fan of bloodworm in any form because i've been burnt with the frozen kind. I lost 2 of my guys to a nasty bacterial infection while 2 survived with heavy bacterial meds. I fed frozen bloodworm to only to these 4 which is why i know it was the bloodworm. Thankfully I didn't feed it to all 21 of my adult fish or it would've been messy. Apparently the drying process kills any bacteria so it should be safe enough but I just don't want to ever risk it again ....

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wow, thats terrible. I believe I may cut them out of the goldfish diet then, because it did seem like I had gotten rid of that infection, and then poof, its back again after some more bloodworm feedings. Thats too bad the fish love them.

You think I should stop feeding them to my bettas too? They aren't showing any problems, they might not be suseptible to it like the goldfish....

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I'm thinking about doing the same which is a shame, the fish go crazy for them. I'm feeding medi gold right now and hope it sorts out my big fella's. :(

Ahh but we are responsible for their health and wellbeing - Trey the Hikari Bloodworm product and tell what you think of it.

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I'm thinking about doing the same which is a shame, the fish go crazy for them. I'm feeding medi gold right now and hope it sorts out my big fella's. :(

Check out the new hikario processed bloodworms - new processing other than freeze dried.

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