Shin

Blood worm


My latest sushi experiment.
Just kidding. I’ve now had to expand the diet of my fish with blood worms seeing as it’s the recommended food for my snake fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus). You keep it in the freezer and every day you break off a small cube to feed. I thaw it out with a few drops of hot water, let it stand for a few minutes and then chuck it in the tank.

Seeing as I have a community aquarium it’s a bit of a juggle as blood worm is considered a delicacy by pretty much all fish, but most of them shouldn’t be eating it on a daily basis as they’ll get too fat. The other fish are supposed to eat their flakes as it offers other nutrients necessary to them but seeing as they go bananas as soon as I toss in the blood worms and then ignore the flakes I have to feed them the flakes first and then once all of those are gone I usually wait until the snake fish is swimming away from the others so I can feed him before the others get to it. It makes for an entertaining scene, even though he’s a predator and much bigger than the other fish they all swoop in to try and get a bite of the blood worms. I’m sure that’ll stop as soon as he grows a bit more.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.