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Old 01-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #1 
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How Do I get I Get My Betta to Eat Bloodworms?

All I feed my betta is pellets. So I don't think he sees bloodworms as food because they don't look like pellets. When I drop them into the water he keeps looking around like "what the hell is this? where's the food?"
How can I get him to eat bloodworms?
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #2 
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Are they frozen bloodworms or freeze dried?

I've never had a problem with bettas eating frozen bloodworms, because they are the closest to fresh you can get, the fish will eat them very quickly.

Freeze dried ones are another story. First, they are not good for bettas. They lead to constipation and have very low nutrition. Stick with the pellets if those are the ones you have.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #3 
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If you do use freeze-dried, be sure to soak the bloodworms in treated water for about 15 minutes to moisten them up, otherwise, like Vilmarisv said, they can cause constipation, whoch can lead to swimbladder disorder.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:29 PM   #4 
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ok. yea its freeze dried. is it the same about freeze dried daphnia?
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Anything that is freeze-dried will need to be soaked before it can be fed to your fish. Also, freeze-dried foods shouldn't be fed more than 2-3 times total per week.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #6 
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wher can I buy bloodworms? i checked online but shipping is expensive
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #7 
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wher can I buy bloodworms? i checked online but shipping is expensive
If you live in the US, you can easily buy frozen bloodworms at your local petco / petsmart.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #8 
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I gave my guy frozen bloodworms for the first time yesterday. I hand feed him a lot, so I just held the worms and he knew to take them. At first he wasn't so sure but I left him a while and he eventually ate them ^-^
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