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post #11 of 18 Old 04-28-2008, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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What sort of live foods do they eat? And why are they a hassle?

So, I should buy pellets as well? I'll do it when I pick up a new tank this week.
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-28-2008, 09:12 PM
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What sort of live foods do they eat? And why are they a hassle?

So, I should buy pellets as well? I'll do it when I pick up a new tank this week.
yes either flakes or pellets as a main staple food in his diet will be great

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post #13 of 18 Old 04-28-2008, 09:21 PM
Live bloodworms are easy, and my bettas really like them. Blackworms and brine shrimp would also work, but I've never fed them to my bettas. I don't really think their a big deal to use, but some people don't want to bother with them. Bloodworms are cheap (couple bucks, $2.79 from my lfs), and will last up to 3 weeks in a little cup kept in the refrigorator. I never end up using the whole cup before they go bad, so I just throw the rest out when they start looking discolored or smell... not so fresh. Just use a toothpick or paperclip to drop a couple into the tank at feeding time. I use Hikari Betta Bio Gold pellets in the morning, with live bloodworms (or frozen if I run out) at night. One of my females actually jumps out the the water for pellets in the morning at feeding time. All my bettas are very active and healthy, have great color, and regrow torn fins at super quick rates.

Live worms should not be a staple.
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post #14 of 18 Old 04-28-2008, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tips. :)

So, at the risk of sounding, once again, like an idiot, what does "If" stand for?
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post #15 of 18 Old 04-28-2008, 11:05 PM
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lfs... L F S.... local fish store :)

i second the hikari betta bio gold. its like 3 bucks from petsmart and it lasts me 3-4 weeks for 7 female bettas.

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post #16 of 18 Old 05-01-2008, 11:56 AM
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I had read that almond leaves will help the betta's fins heal better... and it helps for breeding as well, I guess...anyone else heard this?
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post #17 of 18 Old 05-01-2008, 04:39 PM
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It has antibiotic/bacterial properties that will help prevent infection and scarring in a fish healing. It also brings down pH, adds tannins and lots of other things that betta fish like. It would definitely not hurt to add some indian almond leaf.
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post #18 of 18 Old 05-01-2008, 04:57 PM
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it won't hurt any other fish, will it? the tank has got mickey mouse platys, a cory and a female betta....so far..
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