Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Betta Fish Food


Frozen Bloodworms
These are actually red mosquito larvae. These are available in the form of frozen cubes, flat frozen wafers (flat-packs) or in packages blended with gel. Bloodworms are quiet nutritious, effortlessly digestible and are available in all the local fish stores. This diet can be given to betta fish on a daily basis as it is very much similar to betta fish’s natural diet.

You should take care of the fact that Bloodworms in gel only stay well for some days once the pack is opened.

Frozen /Live Brine Shrimp
These are generally sold as baby brine shrimp or adult and can also be cultivated alive. These are available in the form of frozen cubes, flat frozen wafers (flat-packs) or in packages blended with gel. This diet is rich in fat and excellent for fry. Adult brine shrimp are quite nourishing. Both are effortlessly digestible.Betta’s love the taste of Brine shrimps.

Baby Brine Shrimp are not that much healthful for adult bettas and should only be given as a treat one time or two times weekly. You must be aware of the fact that adult brine shrimp are nutritionally equal to bloodworms.

Frozen /Live Daphnia
These are a type of zooplankton. These are available in the form of frozen cubes, flat frozen wafers (flat-packs) or in packages blended with gel. Daphnia is very healthful and simply digestible. Daphnia can easily be found in any local fish store. It can be given on a daily basis to your betta fish. It can also be used as a soft laxative, can be utilized to support non-eating/sick bettas to eat. Live cultivated daphnia hardly ever carry diseases similar to a few other types of live food making them a secure alternative for feeding. Be cautious as cultures gathered from ponds/wild may harbor parasites, therefore you should only buy them from trustworthy sources.

Frozen or Live Glassworms
These are actually phantom midge larvae. They are generally available in frozen form; they can also be easily kept live. They can be given to your Betta on a daily basis. They are extremely nutritious and effortlessly digestible. Betta’s prefer the taste of glassworms as it is quiet similar to their natural diet. They can easily be kept alive in cold water for nearly three weeks.

Glassworms are not available in all the local fish stores. You must use them within a few weeks as live glassworms will come up into adult midge flies if not utilised in a few weeks. A few live foods can also carry bacteria or parasites.

Frozen /Live or Freeze-dried Tubifex Worms
These are a type of black worm and are also available in a red variety. They are available in the form of live, frozen or freeze-dried.
Tubifex worms are very nutritious and effortlessly digestible. They are also available in almost all the local pet stores. Frozen and freeze-dried tubifex have been taken care of to destroy any sort of bacteria or parasites that may have been there in the worm.

Live tubifex are infamous for carrying bacteria and parasites and must always be evaded. Freeze-dried foods may result in swelling or digestive troubles in a few bettas.

Frozen Mysis Shrimp
These are not really shrimp; it is well thought-out to be a variety of zooplankton. It is the freshwater variety. They are available in the form of flash frozen in cubes. Generally in 8oz or above. They are extremely nutritious and effortlessly digestible. They are rich in animal fat which is wonderful for conditioning. It is advantageous for even the most fussy betta.

It is rarely available in local fish stores. You can buy them online. It is also more costly than other foods because of online shipping, have need of a little preparation time for the reason of their size and must be cut into small pieces.

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