Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Circuit Breaker Measures In Singapore

Dear Betta Breeders,

With the current COVID situation, many countries are on lock-down of different degrees and in Singapore, we have the Circuit Breaker (CB) which is disallowing hobbyists to travel for non essential matters. Furthermore, pet shops are all closed till further notice.

Many breeders are facing problems of getting fresh live worms as betta fries are picky eaters.

For those that know me, I am against the method often "googled" upon which is the feeding of boiled egg yolk. I find bettas do not accept this and it fouls water very quickly, recently a fellow hobbyist tried this method after discussions and it is working:

1) Scald fresh prawn meat piece in boiling water for 1-3 seconds.
2) "Scar" the meat for easy biting.
3) Dangle the meat on a piece of line/string to catch the fries' attention near the water surface (natural eating area) and with movement.

Click to enlarge:

He had also shared that after this, the fries start to recognise the smell and taste of dead prawn/shrimp and started feeding on frozen brine shrimps.

Happy betta breeding and stay safe!

Cheers! :)
Bettafanatic

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Creative Video about Bettas Jumping

Hi Betta Friends,

Been so long I made a post about bettas, and I feel this deserves a post to remember a great production/video about bettas jumping.

Bettas can be trained to jump off the tank by enticing with food such as bloodworms. However, be careful as they can be complacent and jump off their tanks when you are not aware; so keep those tanks covered or at least have a curved top tank at all times!

You may view the video in the following link or at Bettafanism's facebook page!:
https://www.facebook.com/Bettafanism/posts/2585960604783476?notif_id=1569661173708941&notif_t=page_post_reaction

Enjoy the video!
(By Khmer Angkor Betta)

https://www.facebook.com/khmer.bettas.7/videos/537723960296525/



Cheers! :)
Bettafanatic
+65 90283379

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Healthiest Live Food for Bettas

Dear Betta Lovers,

How have you guys been?

Recently, I did a google search on healthiest 'live' food for Bettas and found interesting results. Such as the following:

"
  • Mosquito Larvae. In their natural habitat, the staple food of bettas are mosquito larvae, however, aquarists may have a difficult time securing larvae to feed their bettas. (illegal in Singapore) ...
  • Microworms and Mini-microworms. ...
  • Live Brine Shrimp. ...
  • Daphnia. ...
  • Bloodworms. ...
  • Earthworms.
"

I will be analyzing the above information based on my experience as a Betta Breeder;

Most live, non-poisonous insect larvae will be very nutritious for Bettas because they carry high amounts of protein for muscle growth in Bettas, thus I support the 1st choice of Mosquito Larvae. Sadly, please note it is illegal to have mosquitoes breeding in Singapore as they spread diseases!

For options such as the Microworms, Daphnia and Brine Shrimps; they all carry very good nutritional values but there is a big HOWEVER...

One must note where the food source originates from...

Microworms culture/breed in decomposing oats/cereal, which produces harmful chemicals which I suspect is the root cause for shortened ventrals in fries (the key reason why I discourage and stopped selling them, as I experienced it myself). The culture substance they live in is difficult to filter off.

I loved using Daphnia, as seen in some older posts. Because they really boost the growth of Betta fries and serve as a good side dish for adult Bettas. But do remember that Daphnia culture from dirty waters which often carry harmful bacteria and viruses, which cannot be filtered off by a net. So be very weary of your sources, only get from reliable shops (very difficult for consistency though).



Lastly, Baby Brine Shrimps hatch from eggs in sea-like salt water. Most freshwater bacteria and viruses cannot survive in this salinity, and as salt is dissolved in water, you can easily filter off the saltwater with a fine net and feed your Bettas.



Now, do you see why I promote feeding baby brine shrimps so much? - For BOTH Adult and Baby Bettas!

If you are interested on this food source, here's how to hatch and purchase them:

https://bettafanism.blogspot.com/p/hatching-baby-brime-shrimps.html?fbclid=IwAR3rnUc7bO0x6Ks5JsZx1DwBBYNSSnGBPzKX-in7Zazk9YoB8AKOfkzvF-k

Once again happy Betta keeping and cheers! Will share some setups soon...

Cheers! :)
Bettafanatic

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Best Grade of Baby Brine Shrimp for your Betta Fries

Hey Fellow Betta Hobbyists!

Everyone should know by now I love Bettas as much as anyone of you here, used to breed Bettas by the thousands and "accidentally" became a Betta fry food supplier (baby brine shrimp eggs).

Some may wonder what do I mean by the best grade of baby brine shrimp eggs?

If you look around deep enough, one may find different types of eggs (different colours, sizes and prices) sold by other sellers/brands. But, the species sold by Bettafanism is scientifically the best grade because of its small size; fries may eat them whole instead of just parts, and neutralise risk of choking, as well as having high fat/nutrition content per body weight.

If you are a fan of reading, do check out this article in Google Scholars:
http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/129248.pdf


It states that there are scientific findings that baby fishes survive better when fed smaller strains of baby brine shrimps; feel free order yours now if you are embarking on Betta breeding journey!:
https://bettafanism.blogspot.com/p/cheap-bettafry-food-for-sale.html

Cheers! :)
Bettafanatic
90283379

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Joy of Feeding


Hi Betta Breeders!

Had to share this video I found in Youtube (not mine), one of the greatest joy of breeding bettas would be watching them gobble on freshly hatched baby brine shrimps; and you know they are digesting the shrimps when you see the roundish, orangey bellies!

There are different kinds of baby brine shrimps (and their eggs) and Bettafanism sells the highest grade (click here!), which is highly nutritious and easily digested by fries. Other grades may choke baby bettas or are simply lower in nutrition and result in slower growth rate.



Also taking the chance to update that you may pay for Bettafanism's Premium Baby Brine Shrimp eggs (with free delivery!) with PayNow or PayLah (90283379), hope this makes payments even more convenient!

Cheerios!
Bettafanatic
90283379

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hi Crowntail Fanatics,

Arising from today's facebook post on a King Crowntail (KCT) display (image from Google) here ; I realise many of you, including myself, simply have an overwhelming passion for the cool and stunning KCT!

As per mentioned in the post, KCTs can be rather difficult to maintain though; because of its delicate rays.

Hence, here's a tip based on my crowntail keeping experience. Other than the basic betta care, KCTs require thick ketapang waters! The water has to be this brown for them to thrive:



And how do I get my ketapang extract? For the safest and most consistent extract, details can be found in my past post.

This little tip goes a long way, happy crowntail keeping!

Cheers! :)
Bettafanatic aka Walter
Whatsapp 90283379

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hihi Half-moon Lovers,

On top of the previous post (Black Copper Halfmoon - $25 (nego)), I have another beauty for sale! Take both at a great rate, whatsapp 90283379!

https://www.facebook.com/Bettafanism/videos/1433061640073384/

$18 (open to nego)




Cheers!
Bettfanatic aka Walter
Whatsapp 90283379