Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Jeonju, South Korea
In their first weeks of life, betta are extremely small. Newly hatched brine shrimp are too large for them when they first need to eat. I give mine infusoria. You need to start a culture two or three weeks ahead of breeding your betta.
All you need is a large glass jar. Fill it with water that likely has microscopic life in it (strained pond water, water from a canister filter, water squeezed from a sponge filter, etc) If you are also using tap water to finish filling the jar, make sure that it has aged a minimum of 24-hours. To the 'dirty' water, add a few drops of a liquid fry food for the micro-organisms to eat and some slightly boiled vegetable matter (lettuce leaves, zucchini) or old leaves from aquatic plants. Put it in a sunny window. The water will turn a cloudy green or grey. If you are going to keep the culture going, be sure to only add aged water