Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-2010, 10:23 PM   #1 
Betta Slave
Betta Slave's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canada, eh?
Question Any of you feed live foods?

No, not daphnia and the like- fish. Guppy fry, platy fry?

-Please do not think I'm a bad person for this. I know people do it, and it's good for the bettas.

I'm considering setting up a tank just for that. I know my boys, at least (Lucifer and Damon especially) would love that. Gives them stimulation ;)

So if any of you do feed them guppy/platy fry, how much and how often would you feed them to your bettas?
Betta Slave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 06:19 AM   #2 
New Member
WashingtonCowgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tenino WA
My last betta I had was in a 30 gallon with a few platys. He would rarely eat his pellets, and the platys would get very much pregnant, but none of the fry ever made it to adulthood. He was a VERY happy betta :p The fry we would see occasionally in the tank was about pellet sized. so I would give the same number of fry as you usually give pellets
WashingtonCowgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 08:35 AM   #3 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
I raise guppies for my Bettas and feed usually 2-4 new born up to 2 weeks old guppy fry to them daily to every-other day, all depending on the fry size-

my female Bettas- I will sometimes put them in my guppy tank to free range eat fry to condition for breeding and I often will put males and females in the guppy tanks after spawning as well-especially if I plan on spawning those Betta again-I often do back to back spawning and I want to keep them in tip-top shape.

I also feed the guppies really good too-I want the fry gut loaded with my homemade fish food.
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 08:43 AM   #4 
Chicklet's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
I use to feed Guppy fry to mine, But as the generations went on I can't get any to look sideways at a fry.
I put one in, one grows to adult hood, Put 2 in, 2 grows to adult hood, Doesn't seem to matter,
I put them in tanks with guppies, They totally ignore all the fry.
So I pretty much gave up offering them any more.
Chicklet is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live Foods? Fawnleaf Betta Fish Care 2 10-02-2010 08:09 PM
WhAT LIVE FOODS CAN YOU FEED TO BETTA'S? Alienbetta1 Betta Fish Care 0 05-24-2010 08:56 AM
How do you feed frozen foods to bettas? tmariexo922 Betta Fish Care 4 04-21-2009 01:44 AM
How do you feed bettas frozen foods? tmariexo922 Breeding Betta Fish 0 04-19-2009 07:36 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.