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Thread: Catching fruit flies
04-02-2012, 11:49 PM #1
Catching fruit flies
I'm very much into feeding animals as close to their natural food as possible (when I had dogs, I had them on a homemade raw diet). So over the weekend I caught wild fruit flies, put them in the freezer to kill them, then thawed them and fed them to my betta.
He loved them! They're so light that unlike pellets, they got caught in the current on top of the water, so he had to chase them down. So he got a little intellectual stimulation as well.
I plan to continue using the pellets as his main food source. But this is a nice treat for both of us.
-- Edited to add that catching them is a whole lot easier than culturing them.
Last edited by Suda Nim; 04-02-2012 at 11:52 PM.
04-03-2012, 03:39 AM #2
when i had my ornate horned frog i would feed him wax worms every now and then. i also fed them to my angle once every few weeks and he devoured them!
i usually use live food as treats for my fish as well
04-04-2012, 03:30 AM #3
My wife is amused and interested by the fruit fly trap. But I got a flat "no" to the idea of leaving out a bucket of water to get mosquito larvae.
04-04-2012, 05:01 AM #4
you could (depending on where you live excatly) go outside and get a worm. i usually get a nightcrawler and cut it into small pieces for my fish. my betta loves his weekly treat of earthworm as do most of my fish.