Saturday, June 21, 2008

Betta for Sale Singapore

I would like to thank all readers of sgBetta.com for their overwhelming support! It has been a real pleasure meeting Betta lovers from all walks of life throughout my breeding experience. It's really satisfying reading the mail and exchanging information regarding our hobby. Thank you again for your support.

I have managed to find owners for most of my F1 spawn, I hope you guys are successful in breeding them. For many who took over them as pet, I hope you find great pleasure in this wonderful evergreen fish.

I have around 15 good and healthy males left and about 30 females. If you are interested in Betta keeping or would like to experience the wonderful pleasure of breeding them do send me an email (sgbetta@gmail.com) to arrange for viewing. Once again thank you everyone for the support. I will be planning for my F2 spawn during July, stay tune :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Super Mini Mealworms for Betta

These are true mini mealworms. Not newly hatched normal mealworms. These mealworms grows to a maximum size of 1cm and are less than 1mm thick. I've managed to get some of these mini mealworms from a relative of mine 3 weeks ago and have been experimenting with them. One thing for sure, my bettas LOVE them!
I've always envy Arowana hobbyists, they have a wide range of live food selection (think Super Giant Mealworms). Betta hobbyist are limited to live food which small enough for the betta. These live food are typically tubifex worms, brine shrimps and mosquitoes larva. Tubifex worms are notorious, brine shrimps are too salty and mosquitoe larva are illegal. None of these live feed are easily cultured and sustainable.

Finally I have access to a live feed that is safe, nutritious and "relatively easy" to culture. Notice I said relatively easy. I have been keeping notes on the live cycle of these mini beetles and they are not very easy to care for. Mini mealworms are picky eaters, have long egg-larva hatch time and their cultures are prone to molds. I will be keeping track of their life cycle to work out if these worms are sustainable. Hopefully I'm able to produce enough yield to share with betta hobbyist in Singapore. Exciting time ahead for betta hobbyist!

PS: If anyone knows the scientific name of these mini mealworms, do post in the comments. Thank you.