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Old 09-06-2009, 01:52 PM   #1 
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Question Betta food? what do you give? is fry ok? how many?

ok so in my 55 gallon i had a molly give birth, i caught her just in time. so now i have about 30 fry.

yesterday i just got 5 new male bettas and i gave each on a fry to snack on. so that got me thinking, thats quite a meal there. im wondering how much should they eat? so if i gave them a fry yesterday, when could i or should i give them any more? also, if i need to only give them fry, say once a week, when should i be feeding their pellets? the next day or so? i dont want to overfeed them.

do you all feed fry to yours? how many? how often?
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:48 PM   #2 
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I don't have any livebearers (or any other fish, for that matter), but I would think a fry would be a pretty large meal for a Betta. Most people fast their Bettas for a few days, you might want to do that after feeding them fry.
The only thing I'm wondering about is how nutrional fry are. Bloodworms and they like should be given as a treat, maybe that's how you should feed them fry.

Do you have any other fish that could put a dent in your Molly population?
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #3 
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I wouldn't use molly fry as their main source of food. Like Jupiter said, maybe feed as a once or twice a week treat like you would do bloodworms.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:00 PM   #4 
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feederfish dont provide nutrients that flakes and pellets that fish food is made to do. I would stick with regular food that is made for you fish to keep them strong and healthy. Not as a regular source of food.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:05 PM   #5 
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no i didnt mean as their only source of food, im asking if i give them a fry today, when should their next meal be?
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