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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Betta bugs

Are these ok to use for your betta?

I find them at PetCo and my girl is too tiny to eat her pellets and if they're small enough for her to eat she's not interested because they're a speck. Wondering if adding live food will help her eat? She loves nibbling on the falling leaves of her anacharis.

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Sorry I don't know whaat Betta bugs are )= But when I read the title I thought it was going to be about being addicted to Bettas lol. Have you tried Betta biogold? I use them and they're very tiny, yes, but big enough to spike a Bettas interest.

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What are Betta bugs?
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They are just fruit flies. As long as they come from a reputable fry breeder/seller they are perfectly fine and a good addition to your betta's diet.

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How are they packaged? Like pre-packaged or do the store people just scoop some flies out and put them in a bag like crickets or something?
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Yummm my guys love live fruit flies! It took Noonie some inspecting before eating his first one... in fact he chewed and spit it out a couple times before finally taking the plunge. Now, he doesn't think twice, it's just chomp!

The pet store near my house carries wingless fruit flies on occasion, they come in little plastic tubes and there's lots of them inside.

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Yummm my guys love live fruit flies! It took Noonie some inspecting before eating his first one... in fact he chewed and spit it out a couple times before finally taking the plunge. Now, he doesn't think twice, it's just chomp!

The pet store near my house carries wingless fruit flies on occasion, they come in little plastic tubes and there's lots of them inside.
Yep, the "betta bugs" are just wingless fruit flies.

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I tried them with her and she loooves them! She's finally eating, guys! :D

It was cute, I left the container next to her tank and she tried to eat them through the plastic o.O I moved the bugs away, and she swam off like nothing happened. ;)

They may not fly, but they JUMP! So be warned... I'm just thankful that I found something for her. I was getting worried!

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I tried them with her and she loooves them! She's finally eating, guys! :D

It was cute, I left the container next to her tank and she tried to eat them through the plastic o.O I moved the bugs away, and she swam off like nothing happened. ;)

They may not fly, but they JUMP! So be warned... I'm just thankful that I found something for her. I was getting worried!
Ahaha that's awesome!! :D It's an exciting experience for both betta and human, hehe!

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Yep, the "betta bugs" are just wingless fruit flies.
Oh wow, I've never seen ones specifically sold for bettas, that's great, people are catching on! Happy bettas, happy bettas! :D

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It's probably cheaper to buy them from the reptile section though. They are the same exact flies, just in a different container. The Betta Bug one is just for keeping the flies alive until you feed them to the betta. On the other hand, the reptile version is a actual reproducing colony. There are also "refills" of their food. I believe the colonies are $10 at Petco.

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