Advertisements
Aquatic Avenue Banner Tropica Shop Banner Fishy Business Banner
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Eating habits of Betta macrostoma

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Near Kallang
    Posts
    293
    Feedback Score
    0
    Images
    6
    Country
    Singapore

    Eating habits of Betta macrostoma

    Advertisements
    Fresh n Marine aQuarium Banner

    Advertise here

    Advertise here
    Hi there,anyone can advice their eating habit.My current pair does not take in dry or wet food for a couple of days and will eat a lot till stomach expand like marble.Quite a "unique" way of eating.Is it because it is a wild pair that they dont usually find food easily that why they will eat to their hearts content.
    Love all,Trust few,Do wrong to none

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    923
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Country
    Singapore
    My current pair does not take in dry or wet food for a couple of days and will eat a lot till stomach expand like marble.


    Bro, Hahaa really don't quite understand so what you feed them for the time being??? And you just got a wild pair of macrostoma??? Wow...!!!
    Cheers,
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...c/progress.gif"Ben"http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...c/progress.gif
    Life is all about patience & perseverance,
    Failure is just another new beginning

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,169
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Images
    10
    Country
    Singapore
    moving from apistos to bettas bro?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    woodlands
    Posts
    958
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Images
    3
    Country
    Singapore
    they should eat like other betta... and fish?

    will accept food daily... just dont overfeed knowing they will eat whatever you put inside.

    johannes
    Last edited by Quixotic; 24th Sep 2008 at 02:17. Reason: SMS lingo: 'u'
    lifeisfullofemptypromisesandbrokendreams
    Hypancistrus and Tanganyikan cichlids breeding

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Near Kallang
    Posts
    293
    Feedback Score
    0
    Images
    6
    Country
    Singapore
    I will be shifting house and the holding place can put up a 2ft tank only so I will set up the tank with betta which maybe easlier to handle than Apisto.

    The funny things about the pair is that they dont eat every day but once every few days and eat a lot.

    The last I tried to lure them is frozen blood worms but not successful,more keen on tetra bits.Dont quite understand as my impression is that wild pair dont take dry food unless trained.
    Love all,Trust few,Do wrong to none

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    923
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Country
    Singapore
    Hahahaaa like that good that you save the trouble of training them to eat dry food.!
    Your tetra bits more attractive than frozen blood worms...

    betta which maybe easlier to handle than Apisto
    I don't think so.. What if they breed? You got to end up setting another tank for them.. And apisto you can keep all males in a 2ft if you just want to keep them instead of breeding.. Or you can also just keep a pair of apisto inside your 2ft tank if they breed you also don't have to remove them just provide lots of hiding place enough.
    Last edited by Quixotic; 24th Sep 2008 at 14:47. Reason: Merge posts
    Cheers,
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...c/progress.gif"Ben"http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...c/progress.gif
    Life is all about patience & perseverance,
    Failure is just another new beginning

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Near Kallang
    Posts
    293
    Feedback Score
    0
    Images
    6
    Country
    Singapore
    I am very new to wild betta so dont think I can breed them so fast.Try out the pair to find out more about them first then go full swing when I shifted,haha.
    Love all,Trust few,Do wrong to none

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    923
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Country
    Singapore
    WOw.. GOod luck i'm sure you enjoy keeping them...
    Cheers,
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...c/progress.gif"Ben"http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...c/progress.gif
    Life is all about patience & perseverance,
    Failure is just another new beginning

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East
    Posts
    507
    Feedback Score
    0
    Images
    15
    Country
    Singapore
    Quote Originally Posted by mictok View Post
    I am very new to wild betta so dont think I can breed them so fast.Try out the pair to find out more about them first then go full swing when I shifted,haha.
    Cool switch bro. Wild bettas are as lovely as apistos IMO.
    Zack

    Planted tank: Melanotaenia Lacustris, Melanotaenia Parkinsoni, Melanotaenia Praecox,
    Glossolepis Incisus, Melanotaenia Maccullochi, Melanotaenia Boesemani, Iriatherina Werneri, Barilius Canarensis

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Kuching
    Posts
    35
    Feedback Score
    0
    Country
    Malaysia
    In their habitat,there's plenty of these red color shrimp.I suspect they feed mainly on these shrimps.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Near Kallang
    Posts
    293
    Feedback Score
    0
    Images
    6
    Country
    Singapore
    Quote Originally Posted by Haji Badaruddin View Post
    In their habitat,there's plenty of these red color shrimp.I suspect they feed mainly on these shrimps.
    Sure,they feed aggressively on the cherry shrimps, sea monkey and red tetra bits,seems to like red a lot.
    At least they feed on tetra bits if not I will go broke.....
    Love all,Trust few,Do wrong to none

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Zenislev View Post
    Cool switch bro. Wild bettas are as lovely as apistos IMO.
    Hi Zenislev,
    I feel the same way. I have kept many more Apistogramma species than wild Betta spp but I like to think that the wild Betta spp fill a similar niche in their ranges as Apistogramma spp do in theirs.
    I have kept and bred the following wild Betta spp.
    B. coccina
    B. rutilans
    B. imbellis
    B. smaragdina
    B. sp "Mahachai"
    I haven't kept any of the mouth brooding Betta spp yet but Betta macrostoma or any of the similar species are definitely on my "to do" list.
    I would consider breeding cherry shrimp in enough quantity to use them as a conditioning food for Betta macrostoma.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    11
    Feedback Score
    0
    Country
    Singapore
    mine are quite happy with hikari canivore pellets and er... tetrabits..

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    39
    Feedback Score
    0
    Country
    Singapore
    I feeding mine with New life spectrum Discus food. They love it than tubifex and brine shrimp

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •