View Full Version : feeding frozen daphnia

01-05-2010, 10:48 PM

I have a new betta and am thinking of feeding the standard flake/dried food, with some added frozen daphnia to give some variety and prevent constipation for the betta.

Funny question - do I defrost the daphnia first? How do I feed it to him? He's in a 3 gallon with 2 large ghost shrimp but no other fish.


01-05-2010, 10:54 PM
I don't know if there's a special method or not, but when I feed it (I buy it in frozen cubes) I thaw it and use a small utensil to separate out small clumps. You want them bite sized, if the clumps are too small they kinda disintegrate into the water and are too fine for the fish to eat.
Someone else has a better method, I'm sure...

01-05-2010, 11:00 PM
Defrost in a cup with some tank water. Make sure to only cut off a tiny bit. Then just pour it in the tank. Don't worry about the tiny pieces or a little extra, the betta and shrimp will find it.

01-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Thanks for the responses...I'll give it a try and see how it goes! :)