Betta bugs - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 11:03 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
So they're alive? Eeeuuww!!
dramaqueen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 02:07 AM
Member
 
Larsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 505
HikariŽ makes a small pellet food called "micropellets" for small fishes or fishes with lil mouths. I am like 99% sure bettas can have them too! My Petsmart store ( on the bottom of the betta supplies shelf ) they were like $5 and come in a white and purple packet.

*My Babies*
Ryu Japan Kyoshi Shiro Izume
Kasumi
Amaya Kimiyo
Okami Aimi

To my passed children who swam to the big sea in the sky, I love and miss all of you. Thank you for everything. You will be remembered forever.
Sakura Natsuko Nami Odin

Last edited by Larsa; 05-10-2011 at 02:10 AM.
Larsa is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
laughing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US
Posts: 982
My bettas looove these things. It's fun to watch them as predators to the little buggies!! The maggots are gross, though. D:

I don't think I'm ever going back to pellets. My bettas just love the flies soo much. <3 (Even though those buggers can jump like mad men and I tend to lose a couple around the house....)

Kaida- CT Female 2.5 Gal.
Julep- HMPK Male 2.5 Gal.
Fandango-HM Male 10 Gal.
laughing is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by laughing View Post
My bettas looove these things. It's fun to watch them as predators to the little buggies!! The maggots are gross, though. D:

I don't think I'm ever going back to pellets. My bettas just love the flies soo much. <3 (Even though those buggers can jump like mad men and I tend to lose a couple around the house....)
You need to feed them pellets, they can't just survive on flies alone.
turtle10 is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 04:03 PM
Member
 
Larsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 505
haha my bettas will not eat anything but bloodworms or Hikari pellets. They HATE any other brand besides Hikari! lolz. Pellets have color enhancers and nessesary nutrients too- more than flies :P Maybe give them flies as a treat once a week? Ex: every Tuesday is bloodworm day for my bettas.

*My Babies*
Ryu Japan Kyoshi Shiro Izume
Kasumi
Amaya Kimiyo
Okami Aimi

To my passed children who swam to the big sea in the sky, I love and miss all of you. Thank you for everything. You will be remembered forever.
Sakura Natsuko Nami Odin
Larsa is offline  
post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
laughing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US
Posts: 982
She won't eat pellets. Not at all. I've tried 3 other foods. (Pellets, flakes) Nothing.

Kaida- CT Female 2.5 Gal.
Julep- HMPK Male 2.5 Gal.
Fandango-HM Male 10 Gal.
laughing is offline  
post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 11:53 PM
Member
 
DarkMoon17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: MA and MO
Posts: 1,425
Have you offered her frozen foods? You can try fasting her for a day or two then offering her pellets. Make sure the pellets aren't too large for her to eat. She won't be able to survive on flies alone. She needs a staple food. You can try junk foods like freeze dried blood worms to introduce her to dried foods :)

_____________________________________
Shameless advertisement of my Art, I do take commissions
http://www.darkmoon17.deviantart.com/

Current Bettas for Sale & Betta Info
http://www.darkmoonbettas.com/DarkMoonBettas/Home.html

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
--Ghandi
DarkMoon17 is offline  
post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
laughing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US
Posts: 982
Hmm.. I got some pellets today my male ate great. Female, Nope. She ate it, grinded it to bits, then spit them all out. She's totally against it. -.-

I will see about bloodworms later.

Kaida- CT Female 2.5 Gal.
Julep- HMPK Male 2.5 Gal.
Fandango-HM Male 10 Gal.
laughing is offline  
post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
laughing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US
Posts: 982
Just stopped by the store got some freeze dries blood worms and hikari betta bio gold pellets. Kaida gobbled up the worms. She showed interest in the pellets WAY more compared to the two other brands. She ate part of one. I am hoping if I fast her tomorrow and cut a pellet in half for her she will eat it. If not I will condition her with the blood worms. :)

Julep on the other hand eats it all. Pellets, blood worms, and the fruit flies! So he will enjoy the diet!

I am thinking they will get pellets, a fly or two a day, and a bloodworm once or twice a week. Is that a good diet?? Also, should I regularly fast once a day weekly or is that not necessary?

Kaida- CT Female 2.5 Gal.
Julep- HMPK Male 2.5 Gal.
Fandango-HM Male 10 Gal.
laughing is offline  
post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 09:53 PM
Member
 
DarkMoon17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: MA and MO
Posts: 1,425
Are you trying to condition them for breeding or just want to know what an overall good diet for them would be?

_____________________________________
Shameless advertisement of my Art, I do take commissions
http://www.darkmoon17.deviantart.com/

Current Bettas for Sale & Betta Info
http://www.darkmoonbettas.com/DarkMoonBettas/Home.html

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
--Ghandi
DarkMoon17 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome