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Old 09-25-2010, 08:20 PM   #1 
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Post Is there a proper way to feed a betta bloodworms?

So I tried feeding my betta fish a bloodworm since I have heared that they go crazy for them. When i put it in there he hardly gave it any notice. He didnt even try to nibble on it. Is there a way i should be feeding him them? Also on the bottle they caution people to wash their hands thoroughly if they come into contact with their skin. Are bloodworms hazardous to humans or something? Let me know, thanks ^^
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:55 PM   #2 
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I believe the caution is mostly for people who would possibly have an allergic reaction. :) Better safe than sorry.

You could try using tweezers and wiggling it around to grab his attention. I use tweezers and it's easier for the both of us. I hate touching them. :P
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:59 PM   #3 
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idk why it says to wash hands thoroughly... mine doesnt say that. And one time i ate on the bloodworms to see how it tasted. Seriously! That was a week ago. I didnt get sick and im still alive so i doubt its poisonous. Anywyas, My fishie LOVES bloodworms. But sometimes he ignores his food completely. Hes annoying like that occasionaly. SO to get your fish to eat, gently put it in the water RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FACE when he comes to the surface. Make sure its in front of it so he can see it. And make sure he's not busy with his reflection of something. If you do this properly, you have a 99.9 % chance of him eating it. Really. Hope I helped!
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:13 PM   #4 
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Are they frozen or freeze dried? I'm slightly allergic to freeze dried but 100% ok with frozen.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:32 PM   #5 
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Theyre freeze dried. I did just finish feeding him some flakes so he might have not been hungry lol. I will try your tips tomorrow, thanks everyone :D
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:18 PM   #6 
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idk why it says to wash hands thoroughly... mine doesnt say that. And one time i ate on the bloodworms to see how it tasted. Seriously! That was a week ago. I didnt get sick and im still alive so i doubt its poisonous. Anywyas, My fishie LOVES bloodworms. But sometimes he ignores his food completely. Hes annoying like that occasionaly. SO to get your fish to eat, gently put it in the water RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FACE when he comes to the surface. Make sure its in front of it so he can see it. And make sure he's not busy with his reflection of something. If you do this properly, you have a 99.9 % chance of him eating it. Really. Hope I helped!
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:27 PM   #7 
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Eeeuuuwwww! lol
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:45 PM   #8 
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I believe bloodworms are mosquito larvae, so someone very allergic to mosquitos can have a reaction to them.
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Oh ok, so i tried feeding him a bloodworm today but it looked like it was too big for him, he kept spitting it out and gave up after a while, i even gave him a smaller one and he still spat it out. Am i doing something wrong or is he just being a weird betta lol ^^;
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:16 AM   #10 
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Maybe pre-soak it before you feed it to him?
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