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Old 07-17-2012, 07:17 PM   #21 
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I buy the frozen daphnia that comes in cubes. I tend to feed it once a week to one every other week. I haven't had a problem with constipation yet. I just make sure to have it on hand just in case.

I have also been feeding pellets less and less. It really depends on what you are comfortable with and the individual fish. When we first got Hannibal, all he would eat was freeze dried blood worms. Now he eats anything I give him, but it was a slow process. Each of my bettas has their own tastes:
Uther prefers mosquito larvae. They are his favorites. I don't argue with him. If I have leftovers from feeding the rest of them, he usually gets more the following day.
Sholto favors brine shrimp.
Conchenn is my little piggie. She will eat anything and everything. She really loves blood worms and live ants though. We have sugar ants and I learned when one fell in the tank she loves them. So now I will get them from time to time and feed them to her and a couple of the others.
Odin only really like pellets and mosquito larvae. He has sight problems.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #22 
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Thanks everyone! I'll be sure to go back to the pet store to get some frozen bloodworms and possibly some Daphnia.

live ants though
Live ants? Do you buy these or just get your ordinary backyard ant? I'm assuming their safe to feed?
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #23 
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Ants are fine occasionally but not recommended if you have your home/yard sprayed with any chemicals.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:49 AM   #24 
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I get mine around the house. We have sugar ants. Don't use any chemicals on them. We have a natural pest killing spray we use from time to time, but I make sure to get only live ants that have not been sprayed and are not near an area that has been sprayed.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:01 AM   #25 
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Yep I do the same. I put them in there live and the fish love them. I get them in my house sometimes and when I see them I occasionaly will throw one in their tanks.
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