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Old 02-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #1 
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Insects for conditioning fish?

Can I use chopped up and frozen insects to condition my fish? I own a leopard gecko (eats crickets) so I was thinking about using them.

So what do you think?
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #2 
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:29 PM   #3 
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I personally wouldnt risk it. Thats cool that you have a leopard gecko, I'm gonna get one soon :D Mealworms are actually healthier for geckos, from what I've read :3
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:57 PM   #4 
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i wouldn't try it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:13 PM   #5 
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I'd go with wingless fruit flies...
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #6 
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I would either get a culture of fruit flies or white worms. I keep white worms myself and they're pretty easy to keep as long as your housemates (parents, roommates, spouse, etc) are ok with keeping worms in the fridge because they have to be kept cold.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:37 PM   #7 
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Eeeuuwww. lol My mother would definitely say NO to that! lol
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:39 AM   #8 
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Basically you can feed them anything they would eat. But you should consider whether your betta can digest the food. Crickets (I think) have more fluids than flesh under their exoskeleton. If you chop them ..... your betta would get more of the skeleton. I suggest feeding them smaller insects like fruit flies etc.

In my area people sometimes feed chopped shrimps, chicken, sausage etc. when food is scarce. What ever you feed them, consider their digestive capabilities to determine quantity and frequency of feeding.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:23 PM   #9 
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My bettas love chopped up mealworms they slurpem up
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