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    Default Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    My Australian freeze dried black worms make my water cloudy. It always has and I'm just wondering if this is a common thing and what do folks do if anything to minimize this.

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    Default Re: Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    I press Australian FDBW w spinach cubes from Al against the glass and I have never noticed any clouding Filipe.
    Do you use loose or cubes? What size tank are you feeding? You could try rehydrating them in a container of tank water and then squeeze the liquid out before putting the worms in your tank...

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    Hi danotaylor, I use cubes just blackworms no pigment or spinach I divide the cubes and stick them to the glass I'm currently feeding my community fish in my 90 gallon tank. I use it as treat and feed them the blackworms a few times a week. I'll try re hydrating them. It eventually clears up I'm just wondering why I'm getting this problem.

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    Hmmm, that's really weird mate. Since starting with the cubes late last year I have found them to be quite a clean feed. I am still using cubes from the same batch I began with though as I have the 1kg bag...

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    Yeah you can see a cloud of dust spew from the cube as soon as its squeezed to the glass. I'll try to post a picture of it the next time I feed them

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    Hi Mate,

    Have to agree with Dan's experience. I have found them to be the cleanest of foods to feed, apart from maybe pellets.

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    Default Re: Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    How long has the tank been established. Sounds like a slight cycle issue. Cloudy water usually means a lack of one or another B Bacteria.

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    Default Re: Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    Hi planter, I think you are simply feeding to much of the FDBWs. Is there leftover worms floating at the surface of the water after the initial feeding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    Hi planter, I think you are simply feeding to much of the FDBWs. Is there leftover worms floating at the surface of the water after the initial feeding?
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    Hi Pat. The water gets cloudy after 4-5 mins. I'll try to post a picture of it soon. I'm going to feed them soon

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    Default Re: Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    Here is a picture and sorry for the quality photography is not my thing. You can see that there is some fluid running down from the cube. You can start seeing this a few minutes after the cube is placed. If the fish don't eat all of it right away the tank really gets cloudy after 20 mins if I don't remove it.
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    Hi. Filipe, you could try cutting the cube in half.
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    Default Re: Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    Pat that piece there was a 1/4" cube zoomed in

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    Default Re: Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    I have never had a problem with cloudiness from the worms, but I admit, those streaks below the cube look unusual. How old are your cubes? How do you store them? Did you get them from Al?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueDiscus View Post
    I have never had a problem with cloudiness from the worms, but I admit, those streaks below the cube look unusual. How old are your cubes? How do you store them? Did you get them from Al?
    Not from Al. I bought them from a local store. I bought the cubes about a month back and they have been doing that since day one. I keep them stored in a cabinet in my living room. They come packed in a ziplock style resealable pouch. I close it after every use.

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    Default Re: Freeze dried Blackworms making water cloudy

    I keep mine in a freezer. I would just take the loss and get some from Al.

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