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Old 01-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #1 
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How Much to Feed??

I have had my betta for 2 weeks, at first he was not to fussy on eating, but now he is too funny and waits for me to feed him, sometimes leaping out of the water to get the pellet...except I don't know how much is too much to feed him. I was told 3 pellets twice a day, but he wouldn't eat in the morning. Now he does and he eats the 3 pellets, but he is eating (in a 3 minute span) 6-8 pellets at night. Is this too much, or is he really hungry?
Thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:52 PM   #2 
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Hey there,

It really depends on the size of the pellets. I use Hikari betta bio-gold which are relatively small, the fish get about 12 pellets each once a day. Some of the cheaper brand pellets are larger in which case I wouldn't feed any more than six at a time. Keep an eye out for bloating, if his belly dosen't appear swollen then six should be fine. It is normal for a bettas belly to appear full just after feeding but if it still looks bloated the next day he may be suffering from constipation in which case I would cut back to four pellets a day and see how he goes on that
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