Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #1 
vibs
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Question Freeze dried blood worms - snack or daily meal ?



Hi I got a new VT betta a week ago. The shopkeeper recommended that i use the freeze dried blood worms as a daily meal.

For the last 7 days i have been feeding my betta 2 worms per day.
I read the day one betta care that it must be used as snacks only.

I am confused - Please advice what i should do.

Appreciate your time !a
vibs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #2 
newarkhiphop
Member
 
newarkhiphop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New Jersey
Snack only, like 2-3 times a week.
newarkhiphop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 11:26 AM   #3 
TheCrysCat
Member
 
TheCrysCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
I'm scared this is going to turn into another huge debate xP basically, yeah, a snack. Some feed daily, but I wouldn't recommend it. Better safe than sorry, especially for a new fish owner.
TheCrysCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:03 PM   #4 
Impolite
New Member
 
Impolite's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
I'd say almost never! because, once you get in a habit of watching them jump and go nuts for them, you'll get addicted! TRUST me.
my lps did it, and thought they were healthy because they were eating them, but they are all really sick now.
But, honestly, I do sometimes give them some. Best to stick to stuff actually recommended to bettas.
Blood worms can actually cause weight loss.

The only reason I speak so strongly of this is because my lps did it, and thats ALL they fed them, and it made me angry >:(.
but as a snack its fine.
Impolite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:04 PM   #5 
TheCrysCat
Member
 
TheCrysCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Frozen ones are better. I feed them to mine occasionally, and they still scarf down their pellets. I could see that if that's all you ever fed them, though.
TheCrysCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:14 PM   #6 
Impolite
New Member
 
Impolite's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCrysCat View Post
Frozen ones are better. I feed them to mine occasionally, and they still scarf down their pellets. I could see that if that's all you ever fed them, though.
frozen is way better than freeze dried. mine was dependant on freeze dried for like two weeks, then finally ate the pellets! I was like "YES! FINALLY"
sigh.
it was so stressful.
Impolite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:25 PM   #7 
fishcurl
Member
 
fishcurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Hold the phone...I thought bloodworms were recommended for betta fish?

Confuzzled
fishcurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 02:27 PM   #8 
TheCrysCat
Member
 
TheCrysCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
FD are good on occasion, but frozen is better. It doesn't expand in their stomach the way freeze-dried does.
TheCrysCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 10:20 PM   #9 
vibs
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Thank you all !! Will get my pellet bag today.
Will feed the freeze dried worms twice a week only.
vibs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 03:22 PM   #10 
nel3
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
i have FD blood worms with the flake food, i dont think i'll feed them often, they really do swell alot. luckily he got rid of the waste quick enough.
nel3 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
Freeze Dried Daphnia? BeccaBoo Betta Fish Care 3 06-06-2011 02:59 PM
Freeze Dried Food? tokala Betta Fish Care 5 03-03-2011 10:34 PM
Pellets and Freeze dried? FishyFriend1 Betta Fish Care 0 11-02-2010 08:00 PM
Is Freeze Dried blood worms good XrAdEr Betta Fish Care 10 06-02-2010 02:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 AM.


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