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Old 07-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #11 
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Honestly, I've never had an issue feeding peas occasionally for constipation, and they always seem to work well. I don't see any reason why they'd be harmful when fed in moderation...to a carnivore they're basically just indigestible fiber.
That's what I was thinking! I completely agree with you... glad someone seems to follow the same regimen.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #12 
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As for the fiber thing . . . OFL can correct me if I'm wrong, as she knows much more about this kind of thing than I do, but I believe it's the type of fiber. The fiber that is in pellets is an indigestible kind based mainly on wheat germ. The fiber in daphnia and brine shrimp is a different kind of fiber that bettas can digest.

I, personally, don't soak my pellets beforehand. With 19 bettas to feed, that would take me a while. -__- So far, I haven't experienced any trouble.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:41 PM   #13 
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Sakura8, you. Are. Amazing! :'D Happy to of asked you.

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #14 
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By soaking food it can leach some of the nutrients and water soluble vitamin....

Pellets will swell up in water, however, they do NOT swell up like that in the gastric acid and enzymes in the gut/GI tract....

Soaking is not needed....
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #15 
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Thanks for that OFL! I've always heard soaking was important but was to lazy to bother with it. Good to know it's better not to
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