I'm new to owning Bettas, and fish in general. I've only ever grown up with dogs. But now that I'm in college, I've been getting stressed out and have felt the need for a pet. And the only pets we are allowed to have are fish.
I knew a lot about bettas, however not everything when I was talked into getting a betta. The employee told me what to get, and I did. And since then (almost two weeks later).. well. I've been spoiling my betta, Dr.Bubbles.
I did research when I got home, to know everything I could. As I get obsessive over things quickly. Originally I had him in a tiny tiny bowl and soon got really attached to him and moved him into his own 10 gallon tank (only filled about 7 gallons) with a marimo. He is so much happier now, it's like a completely new fish. I'm so happy I didn't listen to the woman who said that Bettas like small cramped bowls.
But I have one problem.
Dr. Bubbles wouldn't eat very much to begin with, and if I did feed him pellets he would wait until after they had been on the bottom for awhile or wouldn't get anything to eat since I would take it out. (I would think he may
eat one pellet every two days.) I then tried giving him bloodworms and he won't stop eating them. As soon as it hits the surface he flies for it.
I know bettas need a varied diet. But is it possible to feed him a varied diet of freeze dried, frozen food you can get at the pet store, and the occasional pea? I do plan on fasting him one day a week.