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  1. #1

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    Cool Mr. Betta's 10 gal


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    I am thrilled with Mr. Betta. He is doing very well. He loves his tank and likes to rest on the tall blades of grass. I have to figure out how to record and feed him at the same time. I thaw his frozen food of choice and suck it up in a syringe. As soon as the tip hits the water he positions his mouth right in front of it! He is so d--m smart!

    Bought the Estes Stoney River black sand for Mr. Betta's tank (and to add to the dual 29s), turned off the filter and added about 7 lbs. I took a chance and did not rinse before adding. No problem. A bit of sand floated on the surface so I just swished it around and it sank. No dust, no cloudiness. Turned the filter on and the tank looks great. I will do a new video.

    I can possibly see another Betta tank in my future.........
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    So glad you are enjoying your new friend...looking forward to the video
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    He sounds so intelligent and fun! Very nice. Hope the two of you have many years together. I'm subscribed.

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    So glad he is doing well and you are enjoying him. What are you feeding him?
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    I am also happy Mr. Betta is doing well. Good to hear you got an intelligent one. Also glad to know the sand was so easy to add. Read some reviews where people complained about it forming sand bubbles and being a PITA to get rid of...glad to know this isn't the case.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with 4 chilis, green endlers & Bloody Mary shrimp and 2nd with blue star endlers and Blue Dream shrimp
    Four-27 gallon tubs, 1st w/ BN plecos; 2nd w/ gouramis, rainbow fish, kuhli, dojos and female endlers; 3rd w/ albino corys, pepper cory, panda corys; 4th is 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    How many bloodworms would be considered a good meal for a Betta. How many times a week would it be ok to give him these? My Betta loves them and hates brine shrimp. He will also eat the Hikari micro pellets.
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    I only feed BW's once a week, as a treat.

    I'm lucky with Gerald, he'll eat anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I only feed BW's once a week, as a treat.

    I'm lucky with Gerald, he'll eat anything.
    Elvis will also eat the Omega One Color flakes but I thought I read somewhere to not give betas flakes. Would a little bit be ok and not cause constipation or other issues?
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    Mike & Aggie both liked the micropellets & shrimp, but and wouldn't touch the BW. BW...is more like a fishy dessert, I think

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    My Mr Betta is an extremely picky eater. He will not eat any kind of flake or pellet, he only eats frozen or freeze dried bloodworms, spirulina brine shrimp or brine shrimp. Nothing else and believe me I have tried several other foods. I feed him every day.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
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