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Old 08-31-2012, 07:36 AM   #1 
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Going from pellets to freeze dried?

Ive been feeding both my bettas the aqueon betta pellets since i got them...

Recently i got freeze dried blood worms, some ( excuse spelling) dalipia? And mysis? I thonk thats what they are called. Anyways, they wont touch those. Should i not feed them for a little and see if they eat them?
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:51 AM   #2 
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Personally I'm not much of a fan of freeze-dried foods.....too much controversy, and most people will tell you there is next to no nutritional value in them. Plus, they have a reputation for causing bloating, if I recall correctly.

To be completely honest, as much as I know it'll stink to hear after going out and buying them, I personally would suggest ditching them all together and going and picking up some frozen foods(blood worms and/or brine shrimp)if you're looking for a little variety, especially since your fish seem to not like the freeze-dried anyway.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:52 AM   #3 
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Do not give freeze dried always maybe ounce a week pellets other times.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:31 AM   #4 
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Tossed them :)

Pellets have been workin for me since i had them. Also, do u put the frozen food in the water? Bettas like cold food?
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A good pellet brand should always serve as your staple diet, though variety, just like with any animal, is key to a great over-all diet. ;)

Frozen foods generally come in little cubes(though some come in sheets you can brake small pieces off of)so what you'll want to do is take a knife and scrape off/cut a small piece from the cube and place it in a small, clean container(bottle caps work well, just rinse them well in hot water before using), add a couple drops of tank water, wait for it to thaw, then feed. ;)
It'll take you a couple of times to figure out how much to feed....I usually stop when my boys start to sport a tad bit of a belly, which only takes a few worms/shrimp. If you happen to have extra though, don't re-freeze it, just toss it.
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