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  1. weluvbettas
    06-17-2010 04:00 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    oldfishlady tigger has a very mild case of fin rot it is hardly noticable but how do i treat it?
  2. Oldfishlady
    06-16-2010 04:24 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    My home made fish food is a general food for adults more than fry, however, I do start feeding it to the fry along with live foods at about 8-10 weeks depending on their size.
    I make large batched and freeze it and use as needed
    this is a smaller batch: all human grade foods used
    1-fresh raw large shrimp-chopped
    4-5-fresh baby spinach leave blanched
    2-3 fresh crushed garlic cloves
    I mix/smash all this together to make a green, garlicky-shrimpy paste, I then place it in a plastic baggy and flatten it and freeze, breaking off what I need each day to feed.
    This is approx amounts and leaf and clove size vary.

    Missing ventral are usually related to bacteria on the bottom of the tank and has been linked to the bacteria made from decaying microworms.
    Keeping the bottom of the tank clean with frequent vacuuming and using common snails to help with clean-up can help.
  3. SweetnSpicy
    06-16-2010 03:21 PM - permalink
    SweetnSpicy
    Oldfishlady, I am keep reading posts about your "home-made fry food", and I am dying to know what it is lol. Unless it is a secret recipe..

    I know that my first/only spawn has some fry without ventrals, and I've heard it is from malnutrition, and not genetics, so I hope to improve the diet of my next spawn. Seeing as you are very experienced along the lines of breeding Betta Fish, I figured that asking you was best :)

    Thanks for your time!
  4. Oldfishlady
    06-14-2010 03:43 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Sorry, I don't. but I do think that you have to have a trans shipper and it can be costly
  5. weluvbettas
    06-14-2010 03:25 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    do you know how to ship a betta overseas because there is a betta i might be adopting and they dont know how to ship it . do you know what to do?
  6. Oldfishlady
    06-11-2010 11:26 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Sounds like a plan.....
  7. Oldfishlady
    06-10-2010 06:25 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Your welcome FireKidamaru...sometimes nothing we did or could have done can change the out come...look forward to hearing about a new Betta.....
  8. shadow123
    06-06-2010 09:44 AM - permalink
    shadow123
    hi
  9. Oldfishlady
    06-04-2010 07:05 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Fresh dechlorinated water IMO/E is one of the best things for fish long term health.
    Making regular water changes of at least 50% twice weekly in 6g and less aquariums with filters and 50% and 100% weekly on unfiltered tanks that have one Betta, more depending on stocking.
    10g and larger at least 50% weekly depending on stocking, filtration and live plants use.
    This is with uneaten food removed after feeding and not overfeeding
  10. weluvbettas
    06-04-2010 03:45 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    oldfishlady have you got any tips on looking after bettas? i only asked because i want to give my fish the best life possible.

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