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Old 07-30-2012, 08:20 AM   #2791 
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I have no access to typical live amd frozen foods like bloodworms in my location and i just use bettafood w/c is not a healthy diet. I do have alot of moquito and mosquito larvae in my location w/c i use for alternative live food.

Is this alternative safe?
Yup! I fed mine that =D but do wash them thoroughly. I catch mine in a brineshrimp net and run them under the tap for a good minute or two before putting them in a bottle with good, clean conditioned water.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #2792 
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Quick answer; yes, my understanding is that bettas eat mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes and safety? I couldn't tell you. I don't know why the betta food wouldn't be a healthy diet though as long as it's good quality. My understanding is the Betta Bio-Gold, which I would otherwise recommend has gone downhill recently.
Yes thank u for that info.. I read somewhere that if you don't mix betta proccessed food with frozen or live food it makes a betta sick. Confused
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #2793 
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Yup! I fed mine that =D but do wash them thoroughly. I catch mine in a brineshrimp net and run them under the tap for a good minute or two before putting them in a bottle with good, clean conditioned water.
Thank u so i just need too clean the water of those larvae thouroughly thank u very much.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #2794 
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How often to feed

I am a new owner of a beautiful blue betta crowntail and I have been told to feed him every other day and on my food container and care kit I bought it say to feed twice a day, which is it?
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #2795 
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Feed every day. If your pellets are micro pellets, you can feed 2 pellets 2x a day. If they're pretty big, 3 pellets a day. Oh, and fast 1 day a week. Just to let the system clear out and not build up.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #2796 
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An employee/betta owner at PetCo recommended I feed my betta freeze-dried bloodworms, but it seems like a lot of people here use pellets. Does he need to also have pellets in his diet to be healthy? I have some freeze-dried brine shrimp as well.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #2797 
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Freeze Dried foods should be snacks. They're known to bloat. Pellets are good for staple diets. ^^
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:28 AM   #2798 
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Found a female betta, had been wanting one so badly and she was in a container marked "male," at Walmart of all the places, and I want her to be in with one of my males. I have digs for her, but would really rather put her in with one of them. Can I? Will they get along?
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No, females and males can't be together unless it's a pond, or breeding purposes. They would either mate, or kill each other.
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No, females and males can't be together unless it's a pond, or breeding purposes. They would either mate, or kill each other.
Thanks so much. I floated her with each one of them and it wasn't pretty. I don't want to risk her. I put her in the 10g with a lace catfish, another kind of catfish, that I keep forgetting the name of, is a cory a catfish? and 3 glofish. She's doing well, she seems friendly, I'm more worried about the glofish nipping her than her getting them. She seems to love the lace catfish and he, her. Do these guys seem likely mates to you? I really dislike the glofish, wish I wouldn't have purchased them, they just look schizofrenic to me, not relaxing at all, but I'm a "pet for life" kinda girl. Thanks again. I read your answers all the time and your advice has really helped me. Glad you're out there for us newbies.
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