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By cpgrower126
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Joined:  Thu Apr 04, 2024 3:51 am
Hey all,
I have pet fish at home, and so I have fish food. I have some indoor CP’s in terrariums that don’t get food, as well as the fact that my house doesn’t have that much bugs. I was wondering if I could feed the flakes or pellets as seen in the photos below to my indoor CP’s.
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By optique
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Joined:  Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Not sure about your foods but i use "tetra bettamin" pellets myself. CP's seem to respond well to the freshwater shrimp meal main ingredient.
By cpgrower126
Posts:  155
Joined:  Thu Apr 04, 2024 3:51 am
Alright, I’ll found a recipe for CP food online: water + crushed up fish food pellets/flakes. I’ll apply some to my indoor D. Capensis and D. Aliciae. Will post results.
By Gary
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It's too hot here in AZ for the usual bug population (gnats, small beetles etc) so I tried Betta pellets on my Capes. I let them soak in DI water until they got mushy, mixed them up, then placed a tiny amount on a couple of leaves. The Capes heartily approved.
I'll wait to see if the leaves survive without burning or getting moldy.
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By evenwind
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I'm a little late to this party... What I use for my pings and sundews is betta pellets that I first grind to a powder in a pill crusher. I sprinkle the powder dry and sparingly. So far, I haven't had any mold problems.
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