Australian Black Worms (aka Tubifex worms) are a natural food that nature provides and are readily taken by aquatic creatures. They make a great high-protein treat for fish, especially fish looking for food with a lot of protein. Our worms are sold in both loose form and in cubes.
Because the worms are killed and boiled before they are cleaned, they go though the same cleaning and purging process as if they were going to be fed live. They are then frozen in 2.5 kg blocks and loaded into the Cuddens freeze drier.
A vacuum pump creates an airless environment by removing all the air from a chamber, then heats it from minus 20C to 50c.
Water boiled at 0 degrees Celsius in a vacuum. As frozen worms started to thaw, all moisture turned into vapour that was then refrozen on coils inside the chamber.
The process of freeze drying is a little more complicated then that, but the basis for how it works is this. The important thing about the freeze-drying process is that it removes all moisture from worms without altering their nutritional facts.
The whole process from growing, cleaning and processing to produce your final product begins at a facility in order to ensure you get top quality food grade products each time!
Australia has very few if any diseases that are transmitted from water to fish, and the area where these black worms live is away from farming and industrial areas.
The worm's water used to come straight out of the same supply we drink our drinking water out of up until recently.
Difference between live worms and freeze-dried worms
The only difference between the two is that live worms contain water.
Different ways to feed cubes.
To get fish to show interest in your freeze-dried worms, put one cube inside the tank halfway down. The fish will then be more inclined to eat it. When they do, try placing another closer to the surface so your pet can grab them easier!
Australian Freeze Dried Black Worms are one of the most nutritious foods for Discus, Corydoras and other fish types as well.
This has spinach laced through it that is designed for digestion and also for fibre.