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I have been thinking about different types of food to get for my red-spotted newts, and I would very much love a food that I can 100% rely on and know that if I put it in the tank, it will be eaten. I have been recommended frozen foods. Would this be a good choice for my species? If so, what would be the best type?
 

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If you're just trying to get picky eaters to start eating, frozen bloodworms are a great choice. There are also live foods that survive indefinitely in the tank, so you won't have issues with decaying food; these include daphnia, cyclops, scuds, blackworms, bloodworms, baby shrimp, etc.

However, none of these are nutritionally complete. You should offer your newts a varied diet. There's always a chance they'll refuse certain foods. You just have to offer them and see, and be ready to clean the uneaten food out if necessary.
 

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I've already got live blackworms which they love. I'll try to get some frozen bloodworms or something like that. Thanks!
 

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Well the only one out of that selection I have tried is the blackworms which they take to pretty well. I guess I could try frozen bloodworms or daphnia. I've seen them at pet stores in the freezers. I'll pick some up later. Thanks!
 
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