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Old 05-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #61 
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that'll work xDD
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #62 
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The only way to make your betta fit and strong without all that natural meds is Protein and a little current flow. Just like us humans we eat or drink proteins and workout to make us strong, don't know much about long tails but I usually shape them up with proteins and a current flow, I try to keep my betta strong and healthy by having them fight current for a bit to keep them strong and lean so there rays stand out with thick scales like this dude..

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #63 
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I'm super curious about Teak tree leaves. I've heard breeders in Thailand are using them more and more, they have the same benefits as IAL but they strengthen the scales on the fish and burn away fat, making them more lean and muscular. The leaves also last longer.

I probably wouldn't use them in spawning tanks because they remove fat, and I like my growing fry as plump as I can get them. But I think they'd be pretty great for conditioning.

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Sounds like some kind of infomercial..... Perhaps I'll get them for me? Although I don't need strong scales...
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I suppose the strong scales would be good for the females that take a beating during spawning. Makes them more agile, too.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #65 
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that's what I was thinking I know my gals usually hurt themselves more than anything they "bury" themselves in ornaments, or at least try... so scales get scraped off. then the male attacking her if I were her I'd want armor :p

Buuut as for protein I give them mealworm meat... the mealworms are gut stuffed with veggies and fruit, then fed to the bettas. They devour it...
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Where do you get mealworm meat? o.O Don't think I've ever heard of it. Is it good for conditioning?
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #67 
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from mealworms!!! :p

Mealworms are used to feed reptiles, and predator fish. You get them in a container, toss them lettuce or an apple slice or whatever, take one out, chop the head off and squeeze out the meat x.x I warn never to feed the shell.... my one girl took off with a large piece meant for Madame and she got it stuck it came out eventually, but she was unhappy with her greedy demise xD

I've used it for conditioning before, because it's got the protein, it's right fresh - not even frozen, and they love it. No betta I have refuses mealworms...
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Mealworm flesh, live Tubifex, Mosquito larva, Fzn Bloodworms, Pellets, Mysis shrimp and Beefhearts are good source of Proteins for bettas, they use to have Microworms flesh soft pellets for bettas back then but it seems that they don't make it anymore, It was like cat nip for them hehe
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Whoops I meant to type mealworm soft pellets*
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