Bettas can be picky eaters and prefer eating food on the water's surface instead of on the substrate of a tank. They are primarily carnivores that require a well-balanced diet rich in protein.
Brine shrimp provide several benefits for your betta!
Here are a few reasons you should consider feeding brine shrimp to your betta fish at least twice a week.
One of the best reasons to give your betta live brine shrimp is because they fulfill your betta's need to hunt! (As long as you’re buying them from a reputable seller, it’s unlikely that the brine shrimp will carry disease, unlike some live foods).
Live brine shrimp are also great for digestion. If your betta is often constipated, or you’re only feeding pellets or flakes, adding brine shrimp can improve their digestive system. Understanding your betta’s natural dietary habits will help you provide a healthy diet.
How Often Should You Feed Your Betta Brine Shrimp?
It’s best to supplement your betta’s diet with brine shrimp about 2-3 times each week. This way, you’ll provide your betta with the nutrition they need from pellets or flakes, satisfy their carnivorous tendencies and the nutritional benefits of extra protein they require, and finally, give them the gift of hunting live brine shrimp!
How To Feed Brine Shrimp To Your Betta
Guppies and Brine Shrimp
Live brine shrimp is the number one food for guppies, and they can enjoy eating freeze-dried brine shrimp once or twice a week. Brine shrimp has a 60% protein content and 25% fat and carbohydrates.
Baby Brine Shrimp is the Best Food for Guppy Fry
If you have a large quantity of fry, you’ll want to feed them live baby brine that you’ve hatched at home for the best results. If you only have a small aquarium, you may opt for the frozen variety, but be sure you’re using BABY brine shrimp, not adult brine shrimp.