Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-14-2011, 08:19 PM   #1 
PinkBetta264
New Member
 
PinkBetta264's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Mosquito Larva

I was wondering if there is a guideline on feeding Mosquito Larva...how many etc...I actually dipped some out of my rain water bucket today put them in some clean water and fed each of my guys 3..hard little buggers to catch with tweezers!! WOW that was more entertaining than fishing!! The boys went CRAZY!!
PinkBetta264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2011, 12:09 PM   #2 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
I mass feed mosquito larva...but I am also conditioning for spawning or growing Bettas out.....I have never had any issues with overfeeding/eating to the point that is was problematic for the fish...but for regular feeding...I would feed 3-5 larva 2-3 times a day..depending on the larva and Betta size......

Be sure and rinse well before feeding and don't add any of the larva water to the tanks.....I like to use an eye dropper to feed and I also use a brine shrimp net to feed in my big tanks...a little easier.....I bet it was fun catching them with tweezers...lol.....and the Bettas go nuts over live food....really fun to watch them feed......
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2011, 07:26 PM   #3 
PinkBetta264
New Member
 
PinkBetta264's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
OFL...thank you, i just fed them the larva as a treat on my day off with time to kill. Lots of work but worth it... It was surely entertaining, like that scene in a movie where the guy catches the fly with chop sticks...lol...i scooped them out of the bucket with the brine net and put into a cup of clean water, then caught them one by one to feed the boys....after I was done they were on the hunt along the substrate looking for more ...just wanted to make sure I didn't give them too many....free food and here in FL over abundance :)
PinkBetta264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #4 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Thats pretty funny.....and so true....Bettas usually go nuts over live food and after feeding for a day or so...expect some massive nest.....this is one of the best spawning triggers too....instinct tell them..lot of good natural live food=time to reproduce......laffs....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mosquito Irish Dancing Man Betta Fish Care 2 04-12-2011 08:19 PM
mosquito fish? ScuitoAmi150 Betta Fish Compatibility 4 12-03-2009 12:59 PM
mosquito larvae? caricolake Betta Fish Care 9 05-28-2009 01:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.