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Old 08-11-2010, 11:41 AM   #1 
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Question fruit flies

i saw "flightless fruit flies" at petco, and was wondering if they are good for bettas. i have heard live food is better than freeze dried, and i can't find live bloodworms or brine shrimp anywhere.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:11 PM   #2 
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You can always opt for wet frozen foods--most petco/petsmart/other fish stores have a small freezer in their fish section where these frozen foods are kept. They're better than freeze-dried and not as much of a pain to maintain the quality of as live food.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #3 
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Flightless fruit flies are great Betta food and they will love you for it......
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:36 PM   #4 
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Bettas love fruitflies. I've actually been looking for some myself. Grindal worms are another live food that isn't too hard to cultivate and you can feed them to adult bettas. Most foods like Blackworms, Grindals, Brine Shrimp, etc you have to order offline. My LFS carries brine shrimp but that's it because life food cultures are hard to maintain in a store.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:00 PM   #5 
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Hey! I may now look for them too! But touching them...Ick. DX
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:43 PM   #6 
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I have a jar culture of flightless fruit flies that I had to buy for my southern leopard froglet and I decided to give a few to my bettas and they love them. Petsmart doensn't carry them and I even had trouble finding them at locally owned pet stores but Petco actually has big jars of the cultures and the employee I talked to said she doesn't think they're going to stop carrying them anytime soon.
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:33 PM   #7 
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thanks! next time i go to petco i will pick some up!
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:59 PM   #8 
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what about wild fruit flies? like if you caught them at home? cause in the summer I get a lot!
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:32 PM   #9 
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Wild ones are ok I guess.. I might be worried about them spreading parasites or diseases but I've caught and fed some to my fish before.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #10 
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If I go on vacation, what's the best way to leave my one Betta "vacation food"?
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