Originally Posted by GoldenLeaf
*I am assuming that any "Tropical" pellets/flakes are ok for Bettas. Is this true? I only ask in case there is something specifically in Betta pellets/flakes that Bettas need. I am wary about trying new food since I have spent so much money already of stuff my little guy doesn't eat, but I do need to find him something good.
It depends on what the first 3 ingredients are. If they're all meat and fish, the food is high quality and contains enough protein for a betta. If not, and especially if there's wheat or gluten in the first 3 ingredients, then it has fillers and isn't ideal (but your betta will be ok for a few weeks if you need time to save up).
As mentioned above, New Life Spectrum (sold at Petco) is considered the highest quality betta food readily available. Omega One Betta Buffet is also high quality.
Many tropical fish are not exclusively carnivores like bettas are, so "tropical fish food" may not necessarily be the best fit.