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  1. Default Feeding Bolivian Ram Blood Worms


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    Does anyone have any tips for feeding bolivian rams freeze dried blood worms? They float on the surface and my cardinal tetra usually see them before the ram does so they eat all of them. I have also tried using tweezers and dropping the worm right in front of my BR but he gets scared by the tweezers and swims away

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    Use a shot glass and tank water.put frezz dryied blood worms in to shot.glass and a add tank water. Let soak till they sink them add to tank to feed.
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    I had the same problem, I would feed the tetras a little at a time until they're good and then add the rest for the ram, they should let most of it fall to the bottom at that point.

    When you soak the food in the glass as mentioned above, you can also get a plastic turkey baster to siphon in the food and water, and just spot feed the ram like that sometimes. Probably works better after the tetras have been fed though. Or you can just pour it slowly into the tank. (Soaking is also recommended so that in case the fish eats too much while the food is pretty dry, the food can end up swelling up in the fish).

    Just tried it on the weekend and they weren't bothered by the baster. I think it's also because they're getting used to me putting things in the tank when i clean and stuff.
    Last edited by fish gazer; 08-12-2014 at 12:43 AM.
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    Awesome guys thanks that's a great idea! Also after feeding today I noticed the cardinal tetras all had big black bellies is this just thier belly being full?

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    Can you get a pic of the tetras after they eat? Sometimes the black is their full intestines. I see it clearly on my harlequins. But big black belly? Not sure...
    Last edited by fish gazer; 08-12-2014 at 01:02 AM.
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    It's not the best photo the little buggers won't stay still the one in the middle is the clearest but they all look similar image.jpg

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    Freeze dried worms have an inherent tendency to float because they are full of air pockets. Besides that, some people say that they aren't the best food to feed anyways because they may cause constipation.
    Have you tried regular frozen brine shrimp?
    My two bolivian pairs love them. If I feed brine shrimp for more than 4-5 consecutive days in a row they start courting and spawning.

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    Sorry, I can't really tell about the black bellies, maybe someone else can help you out...Or if you want to check yourself, feed them, look at their belly that day and then skip a feeding and check it out again, see if the black is gone, then it may just be their full intestines.

    I tried brine shrimp as well, no one touched it but they do love frozen bloodworms though, they only get it once a week.
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    If I'm seeing that right, then that isn't right. Is the bloodworms the only thing you feed them? I too soak all my food in shot glasses before putting in the tank (except flake food). It looks like they might be constipated. If they will eat it give them a small slice of cooked pea. Take the shell off and maybe put a little garlic powder on it. Since peas sink you might hold it with a pair of tweezers at the surface for them to nibble on.
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    Thanks compass I feed them flake food everyday and bloodworms every once in a while

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