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Old 11-10-2012, 10:56 PM   #11 
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I give them bloodworms ounce a week. There are many different tyoes of live food. Fish fry, FFF, Brine shrimp, micro worms, and Blood worms.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #12 
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Because they have access to the natural foods Betta eats. While on the other hand it's a struggle to get every food Bettas eat in the wild where we are
That was my point it is hard to get 100 percent live food diet but possible.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #13 
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I've NEVER heard of anybody in the US who has fed a 100% live food diet to any fish under 2 months old
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:01 PM   #14 
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Thats because I doubt people around here lack the reason a diet like that is possible but not practical. It seems like many people have a favorite live food.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:09 PM   #15 
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I've NEVER heard of anybody in the US who has fed a 100% live food diet to any fish under 2 months old
Back in the 1950s ( yes the stone age) live food was the only option.My dad had nasty tubs of mosquito larvae & various other tubs of little bugs. He would have us kids go out in the evening with large nets while he shined a spotlight to attract insects ahh! good times.
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Those were the ages of not being very many fish to keep I suremwonder how common Bettas were then. Neon Tetra used to cost a fortune.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #17 
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Those were the ages of not being very many fish to keep I suremwonder how common Bettas were then. Neon Tetra used to cost a fortune.
Things sure have changed, in those days it was a special event to get a phone call from the fish importer when that fish that you had ordered 6 months ago was due to arrive in the US. Bettas were the wild type, very skittish as I can recall, and oh so beautiful.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:23 PM   #18 
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I do beleive though that for a growing betta, especially a betta, you need a varied diet. And that's key for having the baby grow up completely with no problems.

But then again there's also the problem of water changes and other things as well that affect the bettas growth.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #19 
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The foods I feed Carter are great for any Bettas. Baby Bettas need more protien for growth though.
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So is it safe to assume that frozen food is almost as good as live food. I think that a culture of mosquito larvae is far to risky with the threat of west nile virus.
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