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Old 11-01-2012, 11:40 PM   #11 
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I would not use flakes. Bettas DESPISE flakes. They look at you like, Excuse me?Hilarious.

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Mine certainly doesn't hate flakes, she LOVES them. That's the way she would look at me when I tried to feed her pellets, until I actually found one that she likes.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #12 
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well Ima keep trying on the pellets I have left but Im not gonna starve him so I need a backup plan in the even that pellets arent an option :)
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:47 PM   #13 
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well Ima keep trying on the pellets I have left but Im not gonna starve him so I need a backup plan in the even that pellets arent an option :)

These are the ingredients in the Nutrafin Max Betta color flakes that my girl LOVES:
Krill, fish meal, fish protein concentrate, wheat flour, corn meal, squid meal, oatmeal, wheat gluten meal, freeze dried bloodworms, dried seaweed meal, soybean flour, soy protein concentrate, fish liver meal, dried yeast, salmon oil (ethoxyquin used as preservative), cochineal extract, squid liver meal, shrimp meal, vitamins (cholecalciferol, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, folic acid, inositol, niacin supplement, riboflavin-5-phosphate, calcium L-ascorbyl-2-mono phosphate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity)), yeast extract, fructooligosaccharide, lecithin.
The ingredients in their betta granules are even better - and like I mentioned before, they are very small so it's easy for your betta to eat.
These ingredients are better than the ones found in topfin pellets and most pellets you find in the pet stores where I shop.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:54 PM   #14 
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well Ima keep trying on the pellets I have left but Im not gonna starve him so I need a backup plan in the even that pellets arent an option :)
it's hard to starve a fish. unless you dont feed it for a month or something. a generally well fed fish will do pretty well with no food for around two weeks :) our human notion of starvation doesnt really apply to fish.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #15 
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those sound pretty good. its definitely a contender. these are the ingredients in the Omega One Betta Buffet Flakes:

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Whole Salmon, Black Cod, Seafood Mix (Including Krill, Rockfish, & Shrimp), Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Fresh Kelp, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Natural and Artificial Colors, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement,Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Tocopherol (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative).

I will definitely keep yall posted on my final choice tho it might be a while before he finishes his current food, thankfully I have the vitachem to keep him healthy till I choose a new food
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #16 
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I find flakes a matter of preference. I have 6 bettas and 5 eat flakes no problem. I use them in rotation with pellets and freeze dried foods. if you betta loves them then why change? Just find the best quality ones you can.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #17 
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I feed one of my fish Omega One Betta Buffet flakes. I bought them by accident- I thought they were pellets until I got home. Fishie really likes them a lot, and they have a lot of protein in them (and they smell suuuuuuper fishy). They have more protein than NLS brand that a lot of people feed their bettas. It's formulated especially for bettas, too, so I can't see why they would be inferior to pellets except for when he rips them apart and a few pieces sink to the bottom.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #18 
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I feed one of my fish Omega One Betta Buffet flakes. I bought them by accident- I thought they were pellets until I got home. Fishie really likes them a lot, and they have a lot of protein in them (and they smell suuuuuuper fishy). They have more protein than NLS brand that a lot of people feed their bettas. It's formulated especially for bettas, too, so I can't see why they would be inferior to pellets except for when he rips them apart and a few pieces sink to the bottom.
good to know...I think when he runs out of his current food I will give the BB flakes a try cuz he is just NOT happy with the pellets. thanks for the info :)
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #19 
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well good news, I finally got him to eat the pellets but MAN I only feed him 2 and his belly swells up something fierce! I believe the ones I borrowed were the tetra brand so nothing fancy but I really do think that Ima just put him on the betta buffet flakes once his other flakes and shrimp run out, which will probably be FOREVER! (lol) in fact I might just give my old food to my buddy and buy him some new stuff now. but atleast I can say he conquered the pellets. and I never knew how hard those boogers could strike at something till I got these pellets, I mean he attacks his flakes but when he hit that pellet it was LOUD! hahahah. simmer down fishy!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #20 
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well good news, I finally got him to eat the pellets but MAN I only feed him 2 and his belly swells up something fierce!
I have one fish I had to switch from hikari pellets because he would get the floaties every time I fed him. He doesn't have that issue with the NLS pellets.
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