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Old 06-30-2011, 10:54 PM   #1 
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What is your betta's favorite treat?

I've heard people feed lots of different types of fruits and vegetables to their bettas (in moderation, of course) as treats and to get some fiber in their diet.

what is your betta's favorite non-fishfood snack?
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Mine likes peas, but spits out apple bits.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:08 PM   #2 
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My guy only gets designated fish food. I'll hafta try some human food sometime!

He goes nuts over freeze dried blood worms. His fins perk up and he dashes around his tank like a madman! Reminds me of catnip!
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I wouldn't feed my fish anything other than what is meant for them. Bettas are carnivorous and their digestive tracts aren't designed to digest fruits and vegetables.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #4 
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I wouldn't feed my fish anything other than what is meant for them. Bettas are carnivorous and their digestive tracts aren't designed to digest fruits and vegetables.
While that is true, DQ, the things they eat in the wild DO eat fruit & veggies - so they get them that way.

New Life Spectrum products have fruits & veggies in them and ALL my fish - bettas included - are fed their products and do very well.

With that being said - no, I ONLY feed my fish food that is meant for fish.
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Frozen Bloodworms...whenever I bring the container I keep them in Tom & Sarah start doin what looks like the Cha-Cha. LOL, but they do do a little dance.

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Bettas eat bugs. Do bugs eat fruits and vegetables?
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Bettas eat bugs. Do bugs eat fruits and vegetables?
Yes, they do.

It's like lions & tigers & other big cats. Strictly meat eaters, BUT the animals they hunt are "grazers" so they get their veggie matter that way.
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So, in other words, they don't eat them DIRECTLY. They get the nutrients that come from fruits and veggies from the bugs they eat.
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I believe that is what lion Mom is saying... yes.
I wonder if you could get fly cultures and alter the flies diet so you could create "Betta Vitamins". Increase the Bettas potassium intake by feeding the flies ONLY bananas. etc.

My betta has only had pellets and Blood Worms, but he like the worms... I think.
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So, in other words, they don't eat them DIRECTLY. They get the nutrients that come from fruits and veggies from the bugs they eat.
Correct!
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