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Old 06-24-2010, 01:40 PM   #11 
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it depends on the product the flakes i buy say as much as they can eat in 3 min but the freeze dryed blood worms say 2-3 worms twice a day and the pellets say 3-4 pellets a day...i feed my betta a little of every thing.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:50 PM   #12 
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I don't know if I can feed them so little...... they would starve!? I think I'll just reduce bloodworms by half or about 20 live mosquito larva twice a day. They will be scrawny like those in the LFS but I know they will survive.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:35 PM   #13 
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This is what I DONT understand...
I hear that frozen foods are so much better than freeze dried but I was looking for "high protein" to feed my fish and went straight to the frozen food section (of the pet store LOL) and read the label (I'm a label reader) and the protein content in the frozen bloodworms was min 30% whereas the freeze dried blood worms was min 50%.
Sooooo... should I disregard the labels and feed frozen bloodworms? Or stick with the freeze dried?
My LPS has NO female guppies for me to breed and feed the fry to my bettas. Ugh!

It is SO friggin' confusing with all the conflicting advice!!! For example, over at BettySplendens, she says:

"Adult bettas kept as pets can be kept quite well on freeze-dried foods such as bloodworms (larvae of the mosquito-like insect Chironomidae), brine shrimp, and betta pellets."

http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...?articleid=718

Which is why I purchased the freeze-dried blood worms in the first place!!! Yet, on this site there are those that say the freeze-dried foods (blood worms included) are no good and will cause constipation & bloat!

How is a person to know what is the best way to go???? Grrrrr............
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:09 AM   #14 
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go with the way that they will cause constipation and bloat if you feed them too much and soak them before feeding them but there used as treats not everyday food
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #15 
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I was only feeding them the freeze-dried blood worms on Saturday & fasting them on Sunday. No problems yet, but........ I have decided to not feed the blood worms to my bettas anymore just in case.

I am going to soak them in tank water, however, & feed them as a treat to my other fish.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:13 PM   #16 
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Freeze dried foods are fine as long as they are rehydrated before feeding. Feeding bloodworms as a once or twice a week treat is fine.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #17 
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I alternate between frozen bloodworm's and shrimp. One week worms, the other shrimp with one day of fasting. I have tried pellets, flakes and freeze dried worms, but none of my fish will touch flakes or pellets. Only a few will eat the freeze dried. For me, it is convenient to keep all my fish on the same diet and since they all love the worms and shrimp, that is what I use.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #18 
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I fast my fish once a week so that they can cleanse their system out better. It's their pooping day ;o

Personally, I don't feed my fish as much as they can eat because they do get bloated and then they float to the top of the tank. It SHOULDN'T look like they've swallowed a ball.
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I fast mine once a week, also.
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