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Old 09-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #1 
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Bloodworms and other food questions

So I've had my ZayZay (VT) for about 8 months and I have just been feeding him Aqueon pebbles. Can anyone educate me about variation and general info on bloodworms?

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:10 PM   #2 
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Bloodworms are great food a few ounce a week.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:12 AM   #3 
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Bloodworms are great food a few ounce a week.
I think she means "once" a week :)

You can get both freeze dried and frozen blood worms; the frozen are probably more nutritious. I've got both, and have fed both. I think if you have one fish, it's probably easier to feed the freeze dried, because the frozen worms come in cubes large enough to feed all 7 of my tanks - you'd end up with a lot of waste dethawing all that for just one fish.

Brine shrimp is also a good supplemental food for a betta. These also come freeze dried and frozen, but I personally have only used the frozen.

I'm not really familiar with the details of your brand of pellets, but I know that most of our members here suggest New Life Spectrum and Omega One brand pellets.

Pellets should be the main staple of the diet, with blood worms and/or brine shrimp being fed to supplement. I replace a regular meal with worms or brine shrimp, feeding each of them once a week.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #4 
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Agree with toad just want to add something.
freeze dried i give them about 2 times a week instead of the pellets in the morning. And i give them about 4 worms.
I want you to check this link and check thread #5 from Olympia

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=114192

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #5 
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Thank you guys very much! Will definitely get some brineshrimp to try out once a week. Interesting about parasites in bloodworms. Thank you for taking the time to link me there!
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #6 
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I feed my boys freeze dried bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, and Hikari Betta BioGold - they made the pellets smaller, which is great. The pellets were always too big for my fish. So far their favorite is the frozen brine shrimp :). All my wet pets love them: from my 6" goldfish to my 1/2" guppy juvies!
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #7 
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Be careful though! Make sure you don't buy Black worms! Those things KILL betta fish so make sure you are very careful when reading labels and such.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #8 
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My Betta loves bloodworms as a treat. She was scared of them at first until she realized they were something to eat. Now I can get her to take one at a time out of my hand. She goes crazy when she sees them, they are her favorite food, although she LOVES food in general.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #9 
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I also like New Life Spectrum Betta Formula .The pellets are small . And everyone on the forum saying they are really good . The only what i don't like that they are not floating and sinking to the bottom right away. My bettas eat them before they sink though. So if you use those pellets put only one and wait until they eat it before you put another one. I think you suppose to do it with any pellets though.
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I have two boys and one of them goes crazy for frozen brine shrimps! the other one is not much of a fan :P You can also feed them daphnia or mysis shrimps. I've heard that daphnia is good for their digestive systems.
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