FREEZE DRIED BLOODWORMS – Bettas and Tropical Fish Food 100g bag

Bloodworms Betta and tropical fish food.
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Hypersensitivity to bloodworms (chironomid larvae) leading to asthma and other related allergic disorders is becoming common in individuals who keep or work with fish due to the increased use of bloodworms as fish food or bait.
Foods such as freeze-dried bloodworms are commonly sold at pet stores as treats for goldfish.
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With some low quality frozen bloodworm the suppliers will add in their ingredient list extra vitamins so the food looks more nutritious. This can be a sales gimmick rather than any benefit to your fish. These vitamins are usually added in the water they are frozen with and these will break down in minutes when exposed to the aquarium. You can often tell if your supplier does this by examining the ingredients list. If the list has the vitamins in brackets i.e. 'Blood worms (vitamin B12, C)' then these are inside the worm. If the items are listed after the blood worm with a comma then they're in the water. Freshwater Fish Food: Goldfish Flakes, Bloodworms |
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Omega One® Bloodworms are genuine bloodworms, not mosquito larvae, which means their color enhancing ability is superb. Their high protein content makes them particularly effective as a conditioning food for breeding fish. These premium, bacteria-free bloodworms are an excellent treat for many freshwater and saltwater species. Bloodworms, which are larvae of chironomids (also called freshwater midges), are often used as fish food or bait. Although chironomids can be found in Europe, North America, and parts of Asia, allergies to them are mainly due to their use as fish food. Individuals at particular risk of chironomid-induced allergy include fish farmers, fishermen, pet shop owners, and others who keep fish or work with fish [], as in our patient's case.At the second visit, 1 month later, the patient reported a major reduction of symptoms. The peak flow diary (Figure ) shows a clear relationship between two episodes of feeding the fish and reduced peak flow in the week following the first visit to the asthma clinic. During the subsequent 3 weeks, when feeding was delegated to other staff, she had no symptoms and peak flows were within the normal range (data not shown). Skin-prick testing with a 1:2,000 dilution of the bloodworm fish food that had been brought to the clinic showed a strongly positive reaction with a 10 mm wheal and 32 mm of surrounding erythema. Lung function tests performed at the second visit showed an FEV1 of 2.87 L and an FEV1/FVC ratio of 79%. Given the patient's clear history of exposure to bloodworms, the positive skin test result, and the disappearance of symptoms after the removal of exposure, the diagnosis of asthma and atopy from bloodworms was made.Bloodworms are a type of larvae that can be found in pools and ponds. They are named after their bright red color and used by aquarists all over the world as fish food. In the wild, almost every fish species eats blood worms or other larvae, which means even the pickiest eaters should usually accept it. In fact, some fish species won’t eat pellets or flakes at all and should be raised on a diet of live and frozen foods – including blood worms!As a supplemental food or the main diet, bloodworms -- the larvae of chironomid midges -- are appreciated by all sorts of aquatic pets, including most omnivorous or carnivorous fish and many amphibians. Raising your own might not save a great deal of money, unless you have extremely large, hungry fish, and isn’t as straightforward as raising, for example, brine shrimp, but dedicated hobbyists might enjoy the challenge.Gel food for fish is available in many ‘flavors’, including bloodworm. If you don’t want to feed pellets or flakes, it’s a great option for carnivorous fish, inverts and amphibians because the gel contains extra vitamins. If you don’t want to buy in the store, you can also make bloodworm gel food yourself by adding bloodworms to regular .