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Re: Live Foods Digest V3 #11
I would not waste a single minute seeking ways to grow brine shrimp to
adulthood for 600 bettas. The process is laborious compared to the
alternatives. The food value is an interesting debate and may not be as
high as previously thought...unless you gut load the shrimp.
Try to find a source of clean tubificid worms. They are naturally found
all over the world. I find them in the streams of Montana...buy them
from a farm in California. I have read an article about collecting the
worms in India (perhaps it was Sri Lanka).
Even if you find them, the mechanics of feeding that many jars a live
food will be a major concern. I would consider a prepared food...perhaps
a pellet. Any number of very successful betta breeders have raised
champion bettas on prepared foods and not live food.
My opinions and observations of course. I feed 8-9 different live foods
during most of the year. At one time I had about a hundred Bettas in
jars and I found the only way to keep my sanity was to use some flake
foods. I usually fed them prepared food the day before the water