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Old 08-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #1 
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Got given a baby betta, what do I feed it?

To replace my recently lost pet, I was just given a baby betta. He's very lively and adorable and only about 3 quarters of an inch from nose to the tip of his little fin.

I know for a fact the pellets I have are too large, so I will be breaking them up for him. I also have freeze dried bloodworms which I know he will be able to eat.

My big question is, will he need any extra nutrients to grow into a truly healthy betta fish? Should I be supplementing his diet at all?
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:44 PM   #2 
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Freeze dried bloodworms are a no-no. They have absolutely no nutrients in them. I recommend feeding mosquito larvae and frozen brine shrimp. :)
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:01 PM   #3 
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Freeze dried bloodworms are a no-no. They have absolutely no nutrients in them. I recommend feeding mosquito larvae and frozen brine shrimp. :)
+1!

You want to feed the fry the same high quality level of foods that you would feed a betta you were trying to condition to breed. That means live and frozen foods are at the top, and a high quality pellet to back it up if you feel you must feed something else.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:13 PM   #4 
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I'll have to head out tomorrow to pick up some food for the little guy then, thanks for your help :) he should be okay on crushed pellets for one day.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #5 
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Remember to give frequent and careful water changes for a young fish. If its a fry, they give off hormones that stunt their growth. The more water changes, the better it will grow. Try for one a day, but be careful with it and acclimate properly. :)
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #6 
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I think NLS Growth formula pellets are small enough for baby fish.
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