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Best Brand Of Bloodworms Ever


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I just thought I'd pass on this information. I went to Pet S Mart yesterday to get a new ammonia kit and some salt and I can't help nosing around. I especially like buying new foods as treats to spoil my babies.

I decided to buy some frozen bloodworms. They had 2 or 3 brands in the freezer, but there was one called San Francisco Bay Brand. I guess I felt an affinity to it as I used to live close to San Francisco, so I decided to buy this brand. I am highly, highly impressed.

I have never seen such big, fat bloodworms! Man! They really looked good! Mmm, mmm, mmm! And there's no way these things will get lost in the gravel!

I definitely will buy these again!

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really???..I had seen them but did not buy...when I saw the brand it reminded me of Pier 39..LOL...but cool..if they are nice and big, am gonna get them today..as it is Sunshine is losing her red color on the cap..I think this would be a good food for a treat.. :) ..Thnks Lynda..thnks for sharing the info...ur awesome... :exactly

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really???..I had seen them but did not buy...when I saw the brand it reminded me of Pier 39..LOL...but cool..if they are nice and big, am gonna get them today..as it is Sunshine is losing her red color on the cap..I think this would be a good food for a treat.. :) ..Thnks Lynda..thnks for sharing the info...ur awesome... :exactly

Yeah, they're actually from China and packaged in Newark, CA so they really have nothing to do with San Francisco, but I was still drawn to the brand and I'm glad I chose them. They were a little bit cheaper than the Hikari brand and, like I said, the fattest I've ever seen!

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How fat are we talkin? lol It's almost sad watching Lloyd try to suck up these little tiny ones with his big fat mouth :heart

Do you think Pet~Co might have them? I usually grab the same kind as always (I buy frozen) and the door is always fogged up and I don't want to stand there with it open.

If Pet~Co has them, I'll give them a shot!

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How fat are we talkin? lol It's almost sad watching Lloyd try to suck up these little tiny ones with his big fat mouth :heart

Do you think Pet~Co might have them? I usually grab the same kind as always (I buy frozen) and the door is always fogged up and I don't want to stand there with it open.

If Pet~Co has them, I'll give them a shot!

My Pet Co doesn't have them, but it's a pretty crappy Pet Co. The Pet S Mart I've started going to is brand new! We've never had any Pet S Marts around. There are about 4 Pet Cos around me and none of them are very nice. It was a Pet Co monopoly until this Pet S Mart just moved in. Anyway. It's a really big, nice new store so it carries a lot of good stuff!

Size.... hmmm.... well, we're gonna have to go to tiny numbers, but I'd say they're, like, 1/16th of an inch fat. Whatever the actual number, they are 2-3 times fatter than the other bloodworms I've used. They are definitely something that the big kids with the big, fat mouths can wrap their lips around!

Here's a pic of them. Hopefully this will give you an idea of their size...

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Oh my god...I took ur advice Lynda and got them from Pet*S*Mart...these are the best bloodworms....they are nice and thick...I gave a cube to my guys..and it was gone in a few minutes (rather seconds)...and they are nice long and plump...the guys were slurping on them like noodles...ppl..u have to try these...ummmm.... :druel ..Lynda thank you for sharing this piece of info... :)

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Here's my observation about the San Francisco bloodworms.

I always thaw frozen food first. San Francisco bloodworms always leave red color in the water - which makes me suspect they use red dye. I always give them an extra rinse.

Also, they don't seem to digest easily. A few hours later they show up again and seem to be unchanged after passing through the fishy's gut. HsiHou commented on this last weekend while watching my fishes poo.

Hikari frozen bloodworms leave no residual color in the water, and they appear to be better digested on later examination.

Of course I'm not a digested bloodworm specialist, so it's just conjecture.

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Here's my observation about the San Francisco bloodworms.

I always thaw frozen food first. San Francisco bloodworms always leave red color in the water - which makes me suspect they use red dye. I always give them an extra rinse.

Also, they don't seem to digest easily. A few hours later they show up again and seem to be unchanged after passing through the fishy's gut. HsiHou commented on this last weekend while watching my fishes poo.

Hikari frozen bloodworms leave no residual color in the water, and they appear to be better digested on later examination.

Of course I'm not a digested bloodworm specialist, so it's just conjecture.

it's super true! i went out and bought some myself after you mentioned it the first time. and i thought WHOA those are huge!!!

however, this past weekend when i was watching daniel's fish, i kept seeing bloodworms floating around.

so i asked daniel where they were coming from. at first it was just one... then another... then another!

low and behold, they were coming outta tinko!!! she was dispensing bloodworms WHOLE!

it was way weird... :blink:

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How odd! Maybe I'm just not looking closely enough, but I'm not finding any poop issues with my fish! In fact, for what I have seen, I've been very pleased with the nice dark, short poops I get when I feed these bloodworms. As far as the "red color," it looks like blood to me, not dye. Food manufacturers are required by law to list all ingredients in products, especially dyes and especially red dyes. The ingredients listed are 100% bloodworms only. They could be in big trouble if they didn't say they used red dye. I've been pleased with the product, but, that's why there are different products out there. So that every person and every animal can find what works best for them. :)

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That is so true. Just think how particular our fish are about what they will eat. Mine for instance love almost everything except cucumbers and zucchini. And I bought them some seaweed yesterday (at $45 a pound) and they tasted it and spit it out. Picky little buggers!

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I agree with Lynda..I haven't seen whole bloodworms being expelled...hmm..thts odd..I see a dark (almost black)poop...just that I have noticed they poop a lot when they eat those..but other than that nothing weird...hmm...I ll watch closer...

Awww...Amy...they didnt like the seaweed??..my guys are picky too...just the other morning..I threw in a nice big broc in their tank...Broc is something they love soo much..I only get stubs out whenever I feed those...usually they eat progold pellets or hikari lionhead pellets in the morning..but I switched to broc, just cos I thought it would help them flush out their systems...trust me when I came back from work, they had not touched the broc...so they fasted and begged for real protein food...I fed them some pellets and they were so happy they went at the broc and ate half of it in minutes...I got out the remaining...real picky buggers.. :D

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hmm... maybe tinko eats so fast that she's not chewing them but swallowing them whole. :hmm

cuz they're coming out whole... and undigested! like you can still see their little heads and the little pronged ends too! :blink:

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