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Old 03-06-2011, 06:44 PM   #1 
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Feeding frozen foods/recommended pellet brands?

So, I'm getting new Bettas next week (I don't have any ATM as my first one died two weeks ago tomorrow and I can't get my two new guys for my newly divided tank until spring break, which starts next week).

While I'm getting the one (Which I'm definitely getting from my LFS) I want to get some frozen foods. They'll just be for treats like the whole bloodworm thing for once of twice a week to add some variety to their diets.

I need other pellets too :P

I'm definitely getting frozen bloodworms but I have three questions.

One- what other types of frozen foods do you recommend?

Two- how should I feed them the frozen foods, because they come in block form?

Three- What pellet brands do you recommend? ATM I have the Aqueon pellets, but I was curious as to what else you recommend.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #2 
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I actually only feed my fishies frozen food. I have blood worms, mysis shrimp and brine shrimp (occasionally they get live wingless fruit flies too!). I try to mix it up so they're never eating one type of food for a long period of time. There are several other frozen foods you can feed, those are just the current three I have (and they have lasted for over a year now!)
Here's a list: http://nippyfish.net/index.php/betta...eeding-bettas/
Anywho... I cut off a small portion of the cube and place it in a plastic cap (you could use a cup or a ice tray, or anything really that you have handy), I then add a small amount of water which almost instantly thaws the little peice. I then place the remaining cube in a sealed container and pop it back in the freezer. I then feed by picking up the worm/shrimp with a wooden skewer, or toothpick, and plop the morsel in the water. I only feed them one piece at a time to make sure everything gets eaten. I love feeding them, it's a lot of fun to see how excited they are about getting their food... it's always a challenge to not over feed them, I enjoy it too much! xD

PS Enjoy your new fishies, I look forward to seeing them! :D

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Old 03-06-2011, 07:27 PM   #3 
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Hmm- well then maybe I'll use frozen stuff as a nightly meal...

It's a struggle as it is to get out of the house on time in the mornings so during the week I'll probably just feed pellets :P

But on Saturday I could feed frozen food for both meals.

Alright :) Well, I'll see what they have as far as frozen food goes when I go to get my new fishesssss :)

(And I'm excited for them too :P)
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:29 PM   #4 
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Oh and as for pellets, there are several brands in the market, just make sure that whatever one you choose has a meat/fish listed as the first two ingredients. Such as: Betta Bites... and I'm drawing a blank on all the others! I'm sure someone else will be able to give you better suggestions, hehe.
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Okay :) Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #6 
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"(and they have lasted for over a year now!) "

You use frozen food that is a year OLD????!!!! I was always told to use it up within 3 or 4 months!
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Omega One and New Life Spectrum are two good brands.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #8 
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"(and they have lasted for over a year now!) "

You use frozen food that is a year OLD????!!!! I was always told to use it up within 3 or 4 months!
Unopened, never thawed... guess I never thought of it as a problem...
I shall toss them. >.<;
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #9 
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I feed my bettas Atisons pro pellets. They are available at the IBC store. I used to use the Hikari brand and ......WOW what a difference!
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I just switched foods to a huge mixture. I got all these brands.. took a bit from each in a plastic baggie.. and the rest is in the freezer. This is the mix that will be going along with each of my babies to their new homes.

Xtreme betta
NLS Betta
NLS Grow
Ken's Betta Micro Crumbes
HBH Betta Bites
Atison's Betta
Atison's Betta Pro

For frozen foods I have the hikari brand but I prefer SF Bay brand blood worms. Once I run out I'm getting the brand VG uses (see DQ's Frozen foods thread in the off topic section).

I have..
Blood worms
Brine Shrimp
Glass worms
Mysis Shrimp
Daphnia

I also have a culture of white worms that I feed as well.
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