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Old 12-17-2010, 03:09 AM   #1 
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Question Anyone have Betta food recipes?

Just wondering if anyone does this for Bettas. Never tried it with my Oscar but I know theres a TON of recipes out there for him, but are any for Betta?
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #2 
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You, can feed your betta small mealworms if that's what you mean. I have infusorian recipes if you want them. Sorry I'm kinda going off topic.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:57 AM   #3 
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I mean like like making your own food, for example here is a recipie for Oscars.

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4 Large shrimp or prawns
4 oz. Salmon or other fish
1 oz pellets (soak in water to soften)
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 jar banana baby food (or other fruit)
1 jar carrots baby food (or other veggie)
1 jar peas baby food (or other veggie)
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
A little water (add just enough water to help the blender along)
1000mg of vitamin C
Any last little bits of fish food laying around
Mix in blender or food processor
Freeze
I was just wondering if the same is done for Bettas.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #4 
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Oh, I haven't seen any of those it sounds cool though
it amazes me they have recipes for fry and not for adult fish-bettas I mean
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:01 PM   #5 
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I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to conjure something up might look into it more, once I can pick me up a betta. Just really need to know what they like to eat, whats good for them, and if any vitamins can be used, like Oscars need vitamin C and the more they get the better basically.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #6 
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Well for stronger scales you can put almod leaves in your bettas water
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:12 PM   #7 
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Oldfishlady makes her own food all the time! You should PM her and ask her waht she uses :)
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:44 PM   #8 
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Here ya go...

I make a homemade food with 3 human grade items(except for worms..lol)-shrimp, garlic and spinach....all smashed up together to make a green shrimpy, garlickly paste...yummy......

It varies and not exact-every batch is different-once I make a batch I put it in a zip-lock bag and flatten to freeze so I can break off what I need each day

1-raw or steamed shrimp-I have used fish fillets, redwroms and plan to try common snails shells removed
3-6-fresh garlic cloves depending on the size and use a garlic press to crush
3-6-fresh spinach leaves-blanched/wilted

I chop the shrimp and then use the side of the knife to make it paste like, not smooth it will still have some larger bits, I then smash the crushed garlic and warm blanched spinach together and add this to the shrimp and smash it all together to make a green, garlic shrimp paste-I use the tip of a round tipped knife and feed to one betta at a time and smash it on the side of the knife and swirl it around in the tank to feed multi fish and fry...they gobble it up
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:54 AM   #9 
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That sounds really simple OldFishLady is that something you use every day or do you transition between something else. By common snails do you mean like garden snails or some kind of aqaurium snail?
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:30 AM   #10 
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It is a daily food for my fish along with live foods I gather in the warmer months, I do feed some processed foods and algae wafer to my plecos along with fresh blanched veggies-I also wean my Betta fry from live and homemade food with flake foods so they will know how to eat processed foods in their new home

Common snails-ramshorn, pond, trumpet snails from my tanks-I frequently have an over population and have thought about using these in my homemade food...it just seems like a lot of work pulling the meat from the shells...lol......I smash a few for my fish on occasion and they go nuts for it...just have never gotten around to doing it
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