Food for Bettas
Adult Betta Food
Pet bettas do just fine on pelleted betta foods.
However, if your planning to breed it is best to use
a variety of frozen and/or live foods along side dry
foods. Some good frozen foods are Bloodworms, Mysis
Shrimp, and Daphnia. Good live foods are Grindal
Worms, Black Worms, Mosquito Larva and Daphnia.
NEVER get live foods from ponds, you may be
introducing some unwanted pests or diseases with
pond harvested foods. It is a good idea to alternate
these foods at different feeding times and not to
feed them all at once. Also only feed what your
betta can eat in a couple minutes and remove any
uneaten food with a turkey baster to prevent it from
fouling the water. Or just feed your bettas prior to
cleaning time. I suggest that you use Hikari Frozen
foods as they are triple sterilized to prevent
parasites and diseases from harming your fish and
have extra vitamins added to promote better health.
For feeding betta fry live food is best. You can buy
live food cultures from most betta breeders. In the
first week you can feed Infusoria, Vinegar Eels and
Micro Worms. After the first week you can add frozen
or live Baby Brine Shrimp to their diet until the
fry are old enough for Daphnia and Dry baby Fish
foods. A good dry food that you can start feeding
(sparely during the first week is Hikari First Bites
and after a few more weeks try a slightly larger fry
food like HBH Fry Bites. Although fry do best on a
diet of solely live baby brine shrimp.
Live Food Cultures
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20 September, 2006