Can Adult and Baby Betta Fish Eat Mealworms?

I want to breed my Betta fish and was wondering if this is some live food I could feed them.

6 Answers

  • Iliana M
    1 month ago

    Mealworms are small, but not small enough to really feed to a betta. You would have to chop them up in smaller pieces, and it will be easier for them to digest.

    A better option would be frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, or tubifex worms. you don’t have to chop these up, and they still have the same meaty value and consistency.

  • Gary C
    1 month ago

    Babies: no, the mealworms are too big for them.

    They are probably also too big to go in the adult betta’s mouths, but they might be able to eat them if you chop the mealworms very finely.

  • MonopolyBag
    1 month ago

    No, they are not proper diet, and too large for bettas. Stick with blood worms and small betta food. I prefer Hykari brand food and frozen blood worms as treat.

  • jogi
    1 month ago

    Keep in mind that a young Betta will be harassed by an older one, especially if they are the same gender; males will also eat the fry if you don’t remove them from the nest.

  • Penguin
    1 month ago

    No, they are too large for even a fully grown betta. However, a great live treat for them are flightless fruit flies.

  • ?
    5 days ago

    Mealworms should be fine if they are small enough, although I do feel sorry for them… They are in fact rather nutritious.

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