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Old 10-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #1 
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Will adult fish eat fry food?

I am thinking of starting up a microworm culture or two, as well as try my hand at BBS hatching. I don't want to waste all of the live food, but at the same time I don't know what I would feed them to. Will adult bettas eat either of these foods? Can they even see them?

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Old 10-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #2 
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I have no idea. Lol I'm curious, too.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #3 
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None of my adult fish will go for microworms. However, I have noticed adults are much more willing to hunt and eat BBS.

Also, you can't really waste microworms. Even if you don't harvest you simply start up a new culture every time the old one starts to turn and it just will keep itself going until you have need of it.

It's what I do with my microworms and I've had the same starter culture for probably over a year now, just moved into new medium once the old one starts to smell.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #4 
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Alright, thanks ^^ I'll have to go get some oatmeal and yeast on my next shopping trip.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #5 
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I got my microworm culture from a local guy who works with the East Tennessee Aqautics society. He said He keeps one jar of Microworm cultures in the crisper drawer in the bottom of the fridge, as a starter culture. As long as your fridge doesn't freeze things in the bottom it is fine. I have had my culture in the crisper drawer for almost two months now and the microworms are still alive. I have 2 cultures going at one time, one out of the fridge, the original in the fridge. Just in case I lose one. I take the culture out of the fridge and add some yeast every 2 weeks. You can use the one from the fridge, but you have to take it out 24 hours before use so it gets back to room temperature.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:35 PM   #6 
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I've tried feeding my adult fish microworms. They would just swim around like "I know he put food in here, where is IT?" lol I have also tried with baby guppies. They seemed to enjoy for about 2-3 weeks before they just lost interest. It appears all of mine prefer BBS.

I have 3 cultures going ATM. 1 in oatmeal and 2 in instant mashed potatoes. One of each kind are kept in the fridge while the other is sitting on my window sill for faster growth. I was paranoid my culture would crash so I divided.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #7 
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My adults are contstantly trying to get into the fry net to eat the BBS I give to the babies XD They can't see the microworms.
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