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Old 07-29-2009, 08:27 PM   #1 
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Quick question about feeding betta fry.

I know I already made a thread asking about what to feed betta fry, but I have a quick question. I did ask it on my other thread, but I didn't really get a solid answer. My question is:

Can I use river water to feed the betta fry? Is it possible that the micro-organisms in the river water will suffice?
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:35 PM   #2 
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Your going to need to use an infusoria culture (using the river water) to grow more micro organisms to feed the fry.
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Alright, what about rain water?
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Alright, what about rain water?
Rain won't work because the micro organisms live on plants. That's why I use 50% plant water and 50% treated tap water.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:43 PM   #5 
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Okay. Now how long can i feed the fry the infusoria? Is there a stage in their development that they wont be able to eat it? Or can I just keep feeding it to them until they can eat population food?

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Okay. Now how long can i feed the fry the infusoria? Is there a stage in their development that they wont be able to eat it? Or can I just keep feeding it to them until they can eat population food?
Infusoria can be fed for the first week. After that BBS are good. Once the fry are 4 weeks old you can crush up FDB and continue feed BBS. Remember that you shouldn't change foods suddenly, always mix them together for a few days.
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Alrighty then. Now I just need to find a place to get BBS from ><
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Alrighty then. Now I just need to find a place to get BBS from ><
I recently switched to the San Francisco Bay Shrimpery Kit, you get the shrimpery and three packets of eggs. You can get more eggs at your LFS.
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What's LFS and FDB?
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FDB: Freeze Dried Bloodworms

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