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Old 07-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #11 
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Thank you Enkil! I'll try and follow the same feeding methods you have in place for your bloodworms and so forth.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #12 
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It works for me. Everyone has their own methods.

I thaw the frozen foods in a little tank water.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #13 
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I feed mine freeze dried blood worms once a week or once every other week. Never an issue. What I do is rotate the treat. I rotate between bloodworms and mysis. Daphnia occasionaly the day before I fast and you don't need to feed your betta a pea. You don't really need to feed it a Pea ever for that matter.
I heard of "Daphnia" but have no idea what it is, or how to get it..What exactly is it??
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #14 
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You can get it at the petsore in these wheel things.

Daphnia is a tiny crustacion (I know I didn't spell that right)

I get the zoo med dial a treat wheels for mine. http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Labs-B.../dp/B003ZWCTZO
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #15 
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here's a link about daphnia http://lhsfoss.org/fossweb/teachers/...l/daphnia.html
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:08 PM   #16 
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Thank you Enkil! I'll try and follow the same feeding methods you have in place for your bloodworms and so forth.
Enkil's is a good place to start. She's got the brains for this for sure. You can try it and revamp as necessary until you develop your own methods. Now you can go back to the store and get those blood worms! Don't ever let a store keeper tell you they know more than you. Trust your instincts and you have us to back you up.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #17 
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Honestly I feed some of my wild species of bettas nothing but live blackworms, whiteworms, frozen bloodworms and frozen brineshrimp with the occasional feeding of pellets in between. I have never had an issue with constipation or blockage because of their diet. In fact they are some of my healthiest fish and are always spawning or sparring.

As long as you are not going overboard and your betta doesn't look like it has swallowed a marble after feedings, frozen bloodworms are a readily accepted treat by most bettas.

I don't like freeze-dried or flake food as I feel that does have the potential to cause issues, but if you are mindful of the amount you are feeding, frozen bloodworms are perfectly fine.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #18 
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I use frozen blood worms. I just pop out 1 cube and put it in a bag. I sit the bag on my counter and give it a bit of time to thaw. Once it is "slushy-like" I break it apart an spread it throughout the bag in a thin layer. Then place it back in the freezer. Then when Teeney gets a blood worm, all I have to do is hold my fingers around the bag in one spot and it thaws instantly since it is in a very thin layer. I use a stainless steel butter knife to remove the worms :)
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Wow..very interesting -Thanks Shirley:)
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #20 
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Yea freeze dried is a risk but I feed that sparingly as you saw.You have to figure out what is easier for you. Feeding it the correct way is key and I have never had a problem. Except right now, my new boy is refusing his food and holding out for blood worms. When I buy a new fish I like to treat them to something and after the blood worm he wants nothing else. :)
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