The title says it all. I have a bin of water outside that I occasionally find (various types of) drowning bugs in. Sometimes I like to take out one and feed it to my betta. Sometimes they are small flies, mosquitoes, larvae, and other bugs I dont know etc. I try not to feed him any bugs that look to "hard" such as beetles or pincherbugs or any that are too big. I look more for the fleshy ones. Anyways, My betta loves going after the twiching bugs and its pretty cool to watch... Once one of them climbed up the glass and he made a dolphin leap at it and got it! I was like "WHOAH!" Perfect YouTube moment.
is this safe to do? Does it provide healthy nutrients to the fish? And more importantly - Is it safe? I also feed him the occasional fly that I swat in my room - they are small flies not those giant flies that you see at dumpsters and such. Sometimes I worry about the bugs having come into contact with pesticides but if that happens then wouldnt they be dead?
I know I can buy frozen worms but I dont think my parents would be too happy if they ever find a tub of worms in the freezer
My mom might just faint lol.