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Old 11-20-2010, 02:47 AM   #1 
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can I feed my betta (and guppies) house flies?

i've heard betta fish eat insects. does anyone think i shouldn't feed it flies?
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:20 AM   #2 
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I heard of people doing this, catching flies and putting them in tanks...as long as you don't use any fly chemicals they could have got into it should be Ok...They might be a bit big though! lol bettas will have to nibble it. You mean like a black horsefly right?
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:59 AM   #3 
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no i wouldnt. they could carry parasites or things it cought outside... like doggy poo and stuff.... i wouldnt... no way.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:18 AM   #4 
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Ohhh good point neelie!! I didn't think of that...
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:05 AM   #5 
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Also, I think they'd be a bit too hairy lol.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:20 PM   #6 
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it's really gross to watch too, the fish rip the live fly apart till they swallow it.... really nasty :P
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:14 PM   #7 
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it's really gross to watch too, the fish rip the live fly apart till they swallow it.... really nasty :P
Not a good image to have while I'm eating...

You could get flightless fruit flies at a petstore, those don't run the risk of picking up anything bad.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:14 PM   #8 
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You can buy a culture of fruit flies from PetCo.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:26 PM   #9 
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Not a good image to have while I'm eating...

You could get flightless fruit flies at a petstore, those don't run the risk of picking up anything bad.
haha sorry!
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:44 AM   #10 
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um, not the horse fly, i was thinking of feeding the houseflies that we kill when they find their way indoors to the fish. ....

but yes, the fruit flies sound like a good idea :)
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