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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation How to Feed my ADF

Bloodworms. We all know bettas love them, but what about my new ADF?
I've tried feeding him bloodworms, but my betta takes them. There's gotta be some way I can submerge them without my ADF starving to death.

I have a 2.5 gallon tank, whisper filter, hydor heater, and everything else seems fine.

Should I be feeding him something else the betta won't eat? If that's possible. Help, i'm a newbie to these frogs.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 08:32 PM
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I have 3 ADF in a 10 gallon with 2 bettas (divided into 3 gal and 7 gal sections) I have sinking pellets that are located in the reptile department of my petsmart (silly huh? i didn't look there until someone else on this site told me too). They are for aquatic frogs, and that's what I feed, really easy :)

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And the betta won't eat them? Reptile department.. .hmm.
The person at petco said bloodworms, but they float.
Guess i'll just have to head over there again tomorrow.
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My betta likes to chase them when they sink, and occasionally eats the smaller pellets. I don't know why he does it, but it hasn't hurt him so I guess it's okay. I fast him once a week though to clean out his digestive track if he does eat them. I also have a small part of a terra cotta pot (broken) that I use as a "plate" so the frogs get used to being fed in that one spot.

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Thanks. i'm just so scared he'll die because he already discarded the bloodworms. Maybe I can put a little shot glass in there full of the pellets when i get them tomorrow. How much should they eat in a day?
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Turkey Baster. Frozen bloodworms. My frogs are taught to eat straight out of the baster. They learn after the second time. They even lunge at the baster when theres nothing in it or if i put it up to the glass. Really smart guys
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Turkey Baster. Frozen bloodworms. My frogs are taught to eat straight out of the baster. They learn after the second time. They even lunge at the baster when theres nothing in it or if i put it up to the glass. Really smart guys
This. Turkey basters work awesome.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 09:58 PM
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i just ordered some long tweezers to feed mine i had some adf's a few years back that had enough smarts to swim up for food but my new ones don't =/ lately they've been eating the dying leaves off my plants i feed them frozen and live bloodworms sometimes its just easeir to move them to a cup and feed them in the cup when theres a munchy betta involved

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