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Old 04-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #11 
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I know my branch has daphnia and frozen baby brine shrimp.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #12 
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i'd stay away from freeze-dried foods for now. x: baby brine shrimp aren't hard to hatch, imo. i did it in an unused tea pitcher with the light from my one-gallon tank and an air stone.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #13 
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thats just all i could get tonight. i have pellets but theyre at my moms house. i can most likely get brine shrimp tomorrow. assuming petsmart or the non chain fish store has them
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:29 PM   #14 
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I think frozen (thawed) would be fine as long as it's small enough for the baby.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #15 
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it isnt :/ i tried cutting it but it didnt want to be cut. i can loopk around and see if anywhere around here has baby brine shrimp tomoro though
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:37 PM   #16 
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I always stab my frozen cubes with a knife and end up with lot's of tiny pieces. Lol.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #17 
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I have a female betta around that size I picked up from my LFS. I just feed her frozen brine shrimp/bloodworms and NLS small fish formula pellets. She has no issues eating any of these foods and she will even take the large 1mm pellets I feed the others.

At that age, you could really wean off BBS. At least live BBS. I doubt that's what it was getting fed in the store/wholesaler. My wild fry are smaller at two months old, and I only give them BBS as a treat. The rest of the time it's grindal worms or pellets.

I hate hatching BBS so it could colour my opinion a bit haha. But I have seen spectacular growth on my fry with just the grindals and NLS .5mm pellets.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:08 AM   #18 
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well he made it through the night so thats good :)

dramaqueen: is freeze dried ok or should i stick with frozen?

LBF: whats NLS? do they make pellets small enough or do you just crush them? My older betta Antione could barely eat his pellets at first. he is kind of small though
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #19 
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It's New Life Spectrum. One of the best brands of dry fish food on the market in my opinion.

The .5mm pellets are tiny. Some of my strohi fry (type of betta) are maybe half an inch to an inch and they can easily take them without crushing.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #20 
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i got some brine shrimp and fed that (didnt realize how tiny they were!) they kept getting coughed up but i think some of them were eaten. he looks kind of chubby so he must not be starving haha he/she still wont eat the blood worms though
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