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Old 07-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #1 
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How many pellets and when?

I am sure this topic is somewhere on this site, but I cannot seem to find a specific answer that relates to the pellets I have. I purchased two male betta fish a couple days ago and now have them in a divided aquarium. The food I bought for them is called Aqueon Betta Food. The pellets are very VERY small, like the top of a pin. I know I must feed them more than once a day, but could someone please tell me how many pellets? How many times a day and if I should skip a day? Thank you. :)
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #2 
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2 Pellets, 3 times a day. Fast 1 day a week.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #3 
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Thank you very much!
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:12 AM   #4 
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Only 2 small pellet per meal x 3 a day so only 6 total? I feed my 10 per meal 2x a day. I need to cut back.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:34 AM   #5 
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I have those same pellets and I feed 2-3 pellets 2x a day. Usually I do 2 one meal and 3 the other. 2 pellets 3x a day would work, too. Keep in mind their stomach is about the size of their eyeball. So, very small.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:33 PM   #6 
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I need to cut back and save. I saw my fishes eat at least 5 pellet per meal. I have an giant that eat about 20 pellet per meal.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #7 
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I only feed 2 pellets in the morning and thats all for the day. Bettas can go up to 3 weeks without food. Make sure you dont overfeed as that can lead to bloating and internal digestion problems.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #8 
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I feed 2 pellets a day, one in the morning, and on at night. In the afternoon, I give a flake, OR, I replace any of those pellets I give him with 2 flakes.

I only give him bloodworms whenever I train him now.

I keep a VERY close eye to make sure he isn't bloated. If I notice any swelling of the tummy, I fast him for a day. But I haven't had a bloated issue in a very long time.

I think it just matters wha kind of pellets it is and also how much your betta can stomach xD
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #9 
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Alcemistnv what does a bloated betta usually look like?
Just for my knowledge in case it may happen to my betta :)
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