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Old 11-13-2008, 12:35 AM   #11 
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Tilting the heater sideways is actually better than keeping it vertical. In most heaters, the thermostat is at the top. The hot water (heated by the heater) rises more or less straight up, tricking the thermostat into thinking that your water temperature is just right, so the heater shuts off. If you have it tilted sideways, the thermostat in the heater more accurately measures the temperature of your tank water.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:11 PM   #12 
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:04 AM   #13 
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I just read on another Betta website that those tiny betta food pellets are to be soaked in water before feeding to the Betta fish, is that correct? I know the freeze dried blood worms should be but the pellets too?
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:45 PM   #14 
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You bet. Most of the pellets don't expand very much so it's usually safe to just feed them as-is, but pre-soaking them certainly wouldn't hurt.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #15 
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I'm glad you cleared up that question of pre-soaking the pellets, iamntbatman, because I was getting kind of concerned about whether or not to start doing that. I don't want to do anything to hurt them.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #16 
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You bet. Most of the pellets don't expand very much so it's usually safe to just feed them as-is, but pre-soaking them certainly wouldn't hurt.

I have started soaking the pellets in a plastic teaspoon and bit of the tank water, just for about 10min. then feeding them to my Betta. He gobbles them up. soaked of not soaked. He did act rather surprised the first time he gobbled a pre soaked one but does not seem to matter to him either way. I feed him two pellets twice a day and a couple of blood worms, rehydrated, once a week. Is this ok?
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:41 PM   #17 
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I think I WILL start soaking the bloodworms. I have had no problem feeding freeze dried bloodworms unsoaked but if it will be better for them, I'll do it.
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Is It True That You Can Feed Your Betta Fish/Any Fish Frozen Peas?
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:24 PM   #19 
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Peas shouldn't be a regular part of your betta's diet. Bettas are carnivores so their digestive tracts aren't designed to handle all of that fiber. Thawed, deshelled frozen peas can be used as a laxative to clear up constipation in bettas (and other fish) but for a carnivorous fish like a betta, thawed frozen daphnia would be a better choice as a laxative.
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So would frozen peas be good for my other fish (molly and guppies)?
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