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    Betta Pellets, and Betta "Treats" - Ingredients Question

    I went to the pet store to get betta pellets to crush up for my seedlings, and they only had ones that came with betta "treats," too. The first ingredient in each is fish meal. Any idea if one would be better than the other, or if the treats shouldn't even be used?

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    They are a bit different, but I think that either would be fine.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Every adelae I gave betta pellets to stopped making dew and all the leaves drooped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TENroaches View Post
    Every adelae I gave betta pellets to stopped making dew and all the leaves drooped.
    Well, that answers your question I guess. I give my sundews fishflake but I don't have any adelae so I don't know how they would react to that either.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    I feed my all of my drosera, including all of my adelaes, Aqueon Betta Food (has a "NATURAL" ingredients/colors stamp on it) that I get from PetSmart, and have great results in all cases.

    The adelaes I have in 30-50% humidity DO almost always stop producing dew on the leaf the pellet was on, but it has never affected the adelae's other leaves.

    The adelaes I have in 70-90% humidity never lose any dew from being fed these particular betta pellets.

    Both the dews outside the terarium and inside the terrarium are under the same fluorescent light, and are at the same distance from the light. Temp hovers around 75-82 F night/day.

    None of my other drosera have different reactions to the betta pellets under lower levels of humidity. Which brings me to my bulletproof conclusion:

    drosera adelae are all insane.


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    I used crushed up betta sticks for all my dews. They ate it, dried up, and either died or molted afterwards. The rest of the plant started growing great, but that part of the plant I fed didn't do so well afterwards. I spritzed it a couple times to wash the mold off. But it was a real bummer seeing the plants get ugly after feeding them. I'm onto making fruit fly cultures now.

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    Did you mist the plants right after feeding? You have to moisten the dry food or else the glands dry out. Live prey has plenty of fluids.

    My posts usually say to mist lightly after feeding with fish food.

    If you still get burn off, use smaller amounts next time.
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    I would go with pulversized freezed dried bloodworms instead.... and mist them.

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