How Often To Feed Frozen Brine Shrimp?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Algonquin, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. AlgonquinWell Known MemberMember

    So I bought a bag of frozen brine shrimp 'pods' the other day... and my betta LOVES it! They're Omega One brand, only ingredient is Brine Shrimp. Instead of the little 'sheet' of squares, they come in individual little pods. I just scrape a bit off the frozen chunk, mix with a drop of Vitachem and some tank water and he eats it off of a little plastic scoop that came with my daphnia flakes. And tracks down every last bit that floats around the tank :)

    Just wondering how often I can feed this? I'm also feeding Northfin Betta Bits micro pellets daily, usually 3 in the morning. In the evening, a small scoop of daphnia (freeze dried) and maybe once a week, a couple of soaked bloodworms (again, freeze dried). I've been replacing the freeze dried Daphnia/Bloodworm feeding with the Brine Shrimp. He always gets his daily pellets.

  2. dwarfpufferloverWell Known MemberMember

    I would just feed it as a treat, since you have a nice variety of foods already.
  3. AlgonquinWell Known MemberMember

    I guess that's partly what I'm asking... is Brine Shrimp a 'treat'? or a 'staple' like the pellets are. I know Bloodworms are a bit of a 'rich' food for him, so that should only be fed occasionally. I'd like to move away from feeding the freeze dried foods, fresh-frozen would be more nutritious I assume?
  4. dwarfpufferloverWell Known MemberMember

    Debatable, My puffers used to eat a variety of food but as age takes hold they only want brine.

    Frozen doesn't mean more nutritious, it usually means a more quality product since it had to be frozen to reach us.

    Example. My frozen bloodworms contain 100% bloodworms, but my dried version has vitamins added. I would just keep doing what your doing :) If I can remember correctly north fin is a good brand.
  5. AlgonquinWell Known MemberMember

    I guess in my mind, if it's frozen when fresh, it would retain more of it's original nutrition than being freeze-dried. I don't know if that's actually true, but makes sense to me. And my freeze dried stuff is pretty old, so who knows what nutrition is even left in it!
    I guess I'll stick with the pellets daily, and do a variety of the other stuff as I've been doing.
    I was also concerned that once he discovered the miracle of frozen brine shrimp, he wouldn't be interested in much else ;) but he's still happily eating his pellets!
  6. dwarfpufferloverWell Known MemberMember

    Sounds good to me :) you can throw a few ghost shrimp or two in there from time to time for a little "hunting" entertainment.
  7. AlgonquinWell Known MemberMember

    Yes! I'm planning on some cherry shrimp in another tank in the coming months... some of them may make their way into the Betta tank to see what happens... :)