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Old 03-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #1 
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Mosquito Larvae for Conditioning

So I am going to wait until this summer so my bettas have some time to heal after my yet another failed attempt to breed them. I got 2 lbs of Frozen Brine Shrimp which I thought they would like but they hate it. They won't touch it. So if anyone wants it for a pretty cheap price let me know. I can probably ship it in a USPS Flat Rate box and you just pay me a little extra. 15 dollars would probably do the trick. Just PM me. But, my real question is Mosquito Larvae. I heard you can just fill a bucket with water and put it in the sun and bam, fish food for conditioning. But my question is when do you take them out to feed to the fish before they reach flying mosquito's storm near my house? I heard you can feed the little comma things, but once they hatch, what do you do?
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:30 PM   #2 
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[quote=jschristian44;621226] failed attempt to breed them. quote]
Jeez that's a surprise.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:43 AM   #3 
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ML in what ever stage of development is OK. I think their shells are harder when they reach the "comma" stage - many of my bettas prefer the straight ones.

If you have too many ML, put them in a plastic bag and place it in the fridge (not freezer) - their development should stop or at least slow down. OR If your family is against that, place it anywhere - just remember before you open the bag, slowly release the air so you can squeeze the ones air born. Oh, do the same even if you put them in the fridge.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:49 AM   #4 
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the ones air borne? cant i just squeeze them before i open it?
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:52 AM   #5 
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Bettas might not eat dead ML. Well mine wont eat dead/frozen anything but blood worms. Besides, "the chase" is good exercise for your fish.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:53 PM   #6 
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Also if you ship frozen brine shrimp it will melt and spoil.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #7 
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i got my frozen brine shrimp mailed to me but im in the same shoes as you. my bettas will eat only blood worms that are dry. they eat the dry brine shrimp but frozen they wont eat. bloodworms are their favorite.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:05 PM   #8 
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i got my frozen brine shrimp mailed to me but im in the same shoes as you. my bettas will eat only blood worms that are dry. they eat the dry brine shrimp but frozen they wont eat. bloodworms are their favorite.
In the same shoes as me? What are you talking about?

Plus their shipping methods differ from yours.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #9 
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not you indigo, he said how my bettas eat as well
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:20 PM   #10 
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