Frozen Food For Scarlet Badis

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by BettaLover07, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. BettaLover07Valued MemberMember

    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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  2. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  3. BettaLover07Valued MemberMember

    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.
  4. stella1979ModeratorModerator Member

    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.
  5. BettaLover07Valued MemberMember

    I know my tank is small but the scarlet badis stay no bigger than 2-3 cm
  6. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  7. BettaLover07Valued MemberMember

    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
  8. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    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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