Frozen Food For Scarlet Badis

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how do I prepare frozen food for my Scarlet Badis? I currently have five Scarlet Badis and a baby Betta in a 5.5 gallon. Heavily planted, filtered and heated. I unfortunately couldn’t find any live food for my Badis so frozen it is.
 

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You have some stocking issue so if you would like to discuss.



As for feeding, get a small bowl of tank water and thaw the block out in there. If you can, add a vitamin supplement like VitaChem to your food.
 
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75 gallon Discus Tank said:
You have some stocking issue so if you would like to discuss.



As for feeding, get a small bowl of tank water and thaw the block out in there. If you can, add a vitamin supplement like VitaChem to your food.
Is the stocking issue because of the betta? He is only in there for a bit when he is a little bigger I’m getting him one of those big 5 gallon glass bowls with a heater and sponge filter. He is really small at the moment btw.
 
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I use frozen cubes, but a whole cube is too much to feed at once in my tanks. I cut them in half, thawing one half in tank water and leaving the other frozen for next time. Even then, it's too much for one feeding, so I keep the thawed stuff in a small container in the fridge for up to 4 days before thawing more.

I don't know anything about Badis but it seems you might just have a lot of fish in a small tank, so it would probably be best to feed carefully. I use tongs to drop individual shrimp, or sometimes a small pipette to just add a few at a time to the tank.
 
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stella1979 said:
I use frozen cubes, but a whole cube is too much to feed at once in my tanks. I cut them in half, thawing one half in tank water and leaving the other frozen for next time. Even then, it's too much for one feeding, so I keep the thawed stuff in a small container in the fridge for up to 4 days before thawing more.

I don't know anything about Badis but it seems you might just have a lot of fish in a small tank, so it would probably be best to feed carefully. I use tongs to drop individual shrimp, or sometimes a small pipette to just add a few at a time to the tank.
I know my tank is small but the scarlet badis stay no bigger than 2-3 cm
 

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BettaLover07 said:
Is the stocking issue because of the betta? He is only in there for a bit when he is a little bigger. I’m getting him one of those big 5 gallon glass bowls with a heater and sponge filter. He is really small at the moment btw.
In a 5.5 gallon, there isn’t enough room for the males to have territories.

You could have a male and 2 females, but females are almost nonexistent in the hobby so I would stick to 1 scarlet badis.
 
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In a 5.5 gallon, there isn’t enough room for the males to have territories.

You could have a male and 2 females, but females are almost nonexistent in the hobby so I would stick to 1 scarlet badis.
Oh.. darn my lfs ( it’s a family owned sort of thing) raise almost all the fish they sell including Scarlet Badis and I thought if they were raised together they would be ok
 

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All you do is take a cube and put it in a little warm water until it dissolves, or you can just plop it in the tank.
 
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