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Old 12-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 
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quick question about food!

hi everyone, so, recently i spied some little white bugs(they're really really tiny) crawling in my betta's food. i was wondering how to get rid of them. i figured putting it in the freezer might help, because the cold would kill them. but will the nutritional value of the food be affected if i do so? thanks!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #2 
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White bugs? O.O Hmmm... I think you should throw the food away. I mean, once you freeze the pellets it's still on it. (Pellets??) What brand is it exactly? And I'm not sure on the nutrients...
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:24 PM   #3 
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yeap, white and tiny. it seems to be helping! i put it in the freezer an hour ago, just popped back to check on it and no signs of the bugs. they're atison's betta pro, about 2 months old now
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:05 PM   #4 
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I would toss them.. sad since it's a Pro, but those bugs have been chewing on the foods, going to the bathroom on them, laying eggs, etc. They may be harmless, but since you don't know where they came from is it really worth the risk? Never heard/seen of bugs in the food as the food has a tight enough lid to keep things out (if properly placed on the bottle).. could be tiny maggots.
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