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Old 07-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #1 
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How many pellets should I feed?

I'm a new betta owner and I can't seem to find good information about how many pellets I should give my fish per day.

I'm feeding the Hikari Betta Gold pellets. I've been giving him 6-8 pellets a day. Is that too much?
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:15 PM   #2 
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Generally people recommend 4-5 pellets a day, to avoid bloating.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #3 
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6 is maximum for micro sized pellets. You've been feeding too much.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #4 
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Thanks! I had a feeling it was too much. I will reduce my feedings to 5 per day.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #5 
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Sorry, I have another question:
Should I do a day of fasting? So far he didn't get food one day a week.
Does the 5 pellets a day include a day of fastin?
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #6 
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Yes, fasting 1 day a week is best to let their digestive system clean out. Just feed 6 days a week and fast the other day.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #7 
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Thanks! I had a feeling it was too much. I will reduce my feedings to 5 per day.
I give my tiny betta 2 in the morning and 2 at night. My larger betta gets 3 in the morning and two at night.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #8 
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6 is maximum for micro sized pellets. You've been feeding too much.
What is considered micro sized? Like 1mm?
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #9 
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I feed my betta 3-4 pellets a day :D sometimes i feed him 6-7 pellets every other day :)
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