bottom feeders and scavengers find all of the waste particles buried in the gravel. Actually, if you use freeze-dried bloodworms too often, you will have to feed your scavengers separately, with sinking pellets, algae discs, etc.
Anyway, if you have a community tank with a variety of fish, you can
simply tell which foods they like the best by how excited they get
during feeding times. The warmer the water gets, the more voracious
their appetite becomes, too. Another food that really tickled their
fancies, was freeze-dried plankton, but it is mainly for the bigger
fish. Even the small fish can consume the bloodworms. Now, I wouldn't
recommend solely feeding your fish freeze-dried bloodworms. Like humans,
they still need some variety in their diet for optimal health, unless
they are strictly algae-eaters, but even some of those still like to eat
other things. Another reason is that bloodworms and the freeze-dried
plankton I mentioned earlier, are all really high in protein. Some fish
do not need to stay on a high protein diet, as their organs may
eventually fail. If in doubt, educate yourself about each fish in your
Anyway, flake food is typically well balanced, shrimp pellets and
tablets are really messy and require more scavengers and/or water
changes, but freeze-dried bloodworms and plankton is the best in my
opinion and, if anything, it makes for a good treat for your
cold-blooded friends from time to time; cheers!
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