Originally Posted by Calmwaters
I have been giveing them tropical flakes and about 2-3 times a week giveing freeze dried bloodworms. But now that I know I should be giving flakes exspecially for Bettas I will go get some when I get off work in 50 min. How long are the frozen foods good for? I could get some of that while I am there. I think I would have to dethaw it before I give it to them right? Also how much/how often should I feed the frozen? In one tank it is just my girl and the shrimp but in the other there is my male, a guppy, an oto , 4 glofish, and some bladder snails that hitched a ride in on a plant.
Frozen foods are pretty much good forever--- just avoid thawing and re-freezing it. Not very food safe lol! They usually come in convenient blister packs. You will want to cut the frozen cube in half and feed the guys half a cube in one go. Store the rest in a baggie, pill case, etc. until the next feeding. You'll be doing well if you feed one cube per week that way.
I thaw mine by putting it in a brine shrimp net and running hot water over it in the laundry room sink. That way it is strained as it thaws (you'll want to strain them to get all the nasty water they come in out).
Bladder snails are what I feed my betta--- the little babies are perfect for them.
Speaking of flakes, look into granules. They take in less water and are usually tastier for fish too. They come in different granule sizes so you can pick one small enough for your guppies and glofish.