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Hey,

I've been TRYING to find mosquito larvae but I have had NO LUCK! So if anyone has any live bugs to feed bettas let me know, I'm trying to condition my pair on live foods only.

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If you have mosquito larvae by you,scoop em up and I'll pay you!
 

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Did you try throwing in some lettuce or decaying vegetation into the bucket to produce infusoria? I've got a small culture growing, however, I don't have enough to supply you at the moment;( Try to avoid a place that is too windy as the chironomid cannot fight it. You can also try placing it closer to your house because light (your houselight) will attract some adults. I will admit it helps to have a neighbor's giant koi pond next door to attract swarms.

On an irrelevant side note, blood worms are the larvae of midges (aka chironomids), not mosquitos :) They anatomically resemble mosquitos in adult form, but they don't bite!

Best of luck!
 

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Seriously White Worms are awesome! Two reasons.

1. They are live and the fish think hey there's alot of good food around lets spawn.
2. They are very very very rich. So the fish can store up energy for the 5 days or so that the male is going to have to work 24/7.
 
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are these mosquito larvae ???


if so i have a bunch in a planter on my patio ... you would not have to pay me but you would have to get them yourself because they sicken me :)
 

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daphnia is the easiest... and you will have them all year long (not just seasonally)...:) bettas love them. you can also get grindle and microflex worms
 
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