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Old 05-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #11 
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hmm ok that sounds good. what about blood worms? what would you recomend?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:13 PM   #12 
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They love them! Get frozen, not dried. Only feed occasionally, as a treat, and only a few.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #13 
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So this right here? http://www.petco.com/product/112087/...eCat=LookAhead

Is this what people are talking about with the frozen blood worms? http://www.petco.com/product/119632/...t=OnSiteSearch

If so, I can't afford it. Is there a freeze-dried blood worm that is pretty healthy?
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #14 
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I don't use freeze dried... If you do they are a once a week treat. This is the NLS that you want- https://www.google.ca/search?q=nls+b...e5DTR0GbVyM%3A .

Omega one is a good food too. Both are under 10$ and worth every cent. Yu don't need to feed bloodworms of any kind, by the way.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #15 
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So this right here? http://www.petco.com/product/112087/...eCat=LookAhead

Is this what people are talking about with the frozen blood worms? http://www.petco.com/product/119632/...t=OnSiteSearch

If so, I can't afford it. Is there a freeze-dried blood worm that is pretty healthy?
Yup, that's the one.

You can do freeze-dried but only as a treat. I would say 1-2 per week and 2 only if the fish is larger than the standard betta. And if your fish ends up with constipation it's probably best to ditch them altogether. IMO since they're only to be used as a treat if they're less healthy it's easier to overlook it and go for the higher quality in their main diet.

And down the road when you get the time to go shopping on your own terms you can check out PetCo yourself or other local fish stores and see what they charge for the frozen. I have never used that brand but I know mine cost less at a LFS. I can't think of the brand they are though.

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hm ok, well do you think there are any cheaper alternatives to the frozen bloodworms that I can use to vary my bettas diet?

and if I feed 2 pelets in the morning and 2 at night, that container should last me for a few months right?
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Assuming you are feeding the NLS betta formula (which, unlike Ther A, is formulated with the nutritional needs of a betta in mind), the pellets are quite small so I would feed four in the morning and four at night... That container will last you forever. For bloodworms, all I can say is do not buy San Francisco Bay Brand bloodworms.
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Assuming you are feeding the NLS betta formula (which, unlike Ther A, is formulated with the nutritional needs of a betta in mind), the pellets are quite small so I would feed four in the morning and four at night... That container will last you forever. For bloodworms, all I can say is do not buy San Francisco Bay Brand bloodworms.
So I would get the small fish formula instead of the regular or does it matter?

small: http://www.petco.com/product/112084/...oductname_link

regular: http://www.petco.com/product/112087/...624-_-10412456



What can I do to vary my bettas diet other than the $30 frozen food? (my parents would flip about it being in our fridge anyway)

Are the freeze dried shrimp any better? Are Hikari bloodworms better than tetra nutritionally? what about flakes? I would just like to give my fish a varied diet : )
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Out of curiosity, whats wrong with the San Francisco Bay Brand bloodworms?
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Flakes are generally messy and low quality. You could feed a higher quality flake food once a week though.

The food I linked to is the new life spectrum betta formula... Both of the foods you linked to would work but the betta formula is actually designed for bettas and is better for them.

I don't use freeze dried anything due to the likelihood of constipation... You can buy frozen brine shrimp and those are generally safe and not to much... I can get a pack that will last me months for seven dollars.

Edit: SFBB bloodworms are full of parasites because SFBB does little in the way of quality control and sanitization. I know a member on here who lost two fish to parasite related dropsey because of the brand.
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