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Old 01-07-2010, 10:06 PM   #1 
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Question Fry food?

I've been very interested in breeding bettas. I have no plans any time soon :) haha but I finally have a 10 gallon tank open for breeding :) I've done a lot of research and am just stuck about what to feed the fry, and what foods to feed for how long.

What to feed, for how long?
I know the best is BBS, but where can I get it? (I'm assuming off the internet?)
Egg Yolk?
When to start feeding normal food (crushed pellets?)

If someone could clean this up for me, and maybe add some of their own experiences in to it I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:25 PM   #2 
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Fry will eat infusoria, newly hatched brine shrimp, microworms and vinegar eels. I would go with those over the egg yolk.I think you can feed them adult food at around 3 months. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. Actually, they can eat adult food as soon as thsy're big enough.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:29 AM   #3 
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Breeding bettas is very fun but also rewarding. Its good you have done your research and we here on this forum can help you. First of when the fry first start swimming horizontally, you can start growing vinager eels, microworms, dalphina, infusoria, and egg yoke. I would highly recommend either the vinager eels, microworms, or infusoria as your first food, i would only use the egg yoke as a last resort. Infusoria is the easiest to make all you need to do is get some live plants (java fern) and put liquid plant fertilizer in the tank for 3 days straight then after a few weeks the tank will be full of infusoria, they you add your male to the tank and the breeding process begins. After the first week you want to switch to baby brine shrimp, till they get about 2 months old, then you can start on a mix of bbs and crushed foods, i chose to feed bbs till they get big enough to eat shaved frozen bloodworms then i feed them on that for the rest of their life
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Thanks guys. Lethbridge that was very helpful! Haha I may be coming to you if I have any questions when I acutally begin breeding. :) Thanks so much!
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Lethbridge and MrVampire are our 2 breeding experts. lol
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:43 AM   #6 
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ya i can help you answer anything you need to know! DQ also knows all about breeding he has been doing this for a long time now.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:59 PM   #7 
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Okay thanks so much!
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