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I brought two female bettas from local pet shop today not very colourful but for some strange reason I like them, i poured water and fish out of bag into a 4-inch square glass tank, feed them some live daphnia they started to feed straight away that was expected, i gave them 20 to 30 minutes before releasing them into a 60 L tank where I will feed them plenty of Life foods to get them into breeding condition. if all goes well I will be looking into finding a suitable male betta/ bettas
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They look good to me! I would try to feed less next time, mostly because they are very new to the tank.
 
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They look good to me! I would try to feed less next time, mostly because they are very new to the tank.
one of the reasons why I feed live daphnia because they can be left in the tank with the fish and do not die and pollute the water hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will be culturing mosquito larvae , mosquito larvae is probably the best live food for bettas
 

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one of the reasons why I feed live daphnia because they can be left in the tank with the fish and do not die and pollute the water hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will be culturing mosquito larvae , mosquito larvae is probably the best live food for bettas
I see, good luck with the mosquito larvae!
 
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how I culture mosquito larvae I collect mosquito rafts from one of my water butts, I put one mosquito raft to each 4 point container of water each raft usually produce between 200 and 300 mosquito larvae the mosquito larvae hatch within 24-hours and feed on the green water and grow very fast this is only one method i use for feeding them
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i will probably breed the green one to a blue male, it will be interesting to see if I get any green males from them
 
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how I culture mosquito larvae I collect mosquito rafts from one of my water butts, I put one mosquito raft to each 4 point container of water each raft usually produce between 200 and 300 mosquito larvae the mosquito larvae hatch within 24-hours and feed on the green water and grow very fast this is only one method i use for feeding them
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some of those that didn't get eaten by the fish I get so many mosquitoes flying about in my fish room, I catch as many as I can and feed them back to the fish
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Nah, I used to, but worry about possible pollution problems with bugs from outside, I live in a refinery town...
 
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yes it can be a bit risky when feeding live foods, I have been regularly collecting live foods for more than 30 yeas with no problems. it's a chance you gotta take
 

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yes it can be a bit risky when feeding live foods, I have been regularly collecting live foods for more than 30 yeas with no problems. it's a chance you gotta take
If I lived somewhere "cleaner", I wouldn't give it a second thought, feeding live foods....same with collecting leaf litter for my tanks
 
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