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Old 10-29-2010, 10:28 AM   #11 
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Yeah I think beetles are too hard for a betta. They may be too big too.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:28 AM   #12 
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i guess ill try to find a fly.....not many flying around my house though.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:01 PM   #13 
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Why not just purchase some live blackworms, brine shrimp, or bloodworms at the bait shop or fish store for a few cents? They will be safer than the bugs around your house--for all you know, they crawled through rat poison before they wandered through the door. Bettas love live worms, something about the wiggly motion they make. I don't think it's a good idea to try chitinous bugs like beetles and flies that have a lot of exoskeleton. This would be very difficult for your betta to digest.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:08 PM   #14 
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Just a note on bait shop foods/worms...make sure they do not contain any additives- they often do to prolong the worms life and it can cause health problems for fish in closed systems

I would not feed large beetles=fish have lots of enzymes and gastric acids that will help with digestion-but it is best if the fish can swallow the bug whole or soft body that it can tear apart

I would only feed healthy bugs or ones you swatted and killed yourself
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