Don’t be alarmed if you see baby betta fish in your aquarium one day. Raising betta fish fry may be a gratifying experience, and they can swiftly develop into attractive, colourful adult fish if properly fed.
First Few Days
Betta fish babies usually hatch between 24 to 48 hours after spawning. The newborn fish will spend the following three to four days after hatching consuming the rest of their yolk sac. The newborn fish will acquire nutrients from their yolk sac at this stage and may not need much more nourishment. Hardboil an egg and lay a little portion of the cooked yolk in a jar of water to ensure your fry have food if they desire it. After aggressively shaking the jar to dissolve the egg, pour part of the water into your young betta fish aquarium. The fry will be ready to consume tiny live meals once they are free-swimming.
Infusoria is a sort of liquid fry meal that is often advised for betta fish babies. Because infusoria are tiny enough to be eaten by newborn betta fish, this form of diet is great for freshly hatched fry. The infusoria are also particularly appealing to newborn fish because they move. You can buy infusoria online and in certain pet shops, or you may grow your own infusoria. Simply use an eyedropper to gather some infusoria from the container you bought them in, or from your culture tank if you grew the infusoria yourself, and squeeze them straight into your betta tank right above your newborn betta fish.
Brine Shrimp Nauplii
Your newborn betta fish should have developed enough to tolerate somewhat bigger feeds after a few days of consuming infusoria. Because they are rich in protein and simple to consume, baby brine shrimp, also known as brine shrimp nauplii, are a good food source for young betta fry. Brine shrimp nauplii may be found online or at pet shops, and they can be given to your betta fry in the same way as infusoria is. Fill an eyedropper halfway with water from the brine shrimp container, catch as many brine shrimp nauplii as possible, and squeeze it into the betta tank.
In addition to typical betta pellets, your young betta fish will be able to consume a range of live, frozen, and freeze-dried diets from three to four weeks of age. Continue to feed your juvenile betta fish brine shrimp nauplii, but add some finely crushed frozen and freeze-dried meals like bloodworms, Daphnia, and micro worms to mix up the diet. Make careful to buy frozen and freeze-dried meals from a trustworthy provider to ensure that the food is free of parasites and hazardous microorganisms. You may smash up betta pellets or granules and sprinkle a very tiny quantity into the tank to check whether the fry will eat it if you wish to offer your betta fish commercially prepared meals every now and then.