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Old 09-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #11 
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mine wont eat the pellets but will eat the flakes, she also gets bloodworms 2x a week and i also fast her once a week to make sure everything runs through her system
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:37 PM   #12 
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Whoa. I guess I've been lucky. My little boy has always been eager to snap up as many pellets as I'll give him. I've been feeding him the same brand (Hikari) daily since getting him.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:45 PM   #13 
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Here is some info on feeding peas. It was posted by BettaBaby, who is/was a member of FishForum and she is an aquatics specialist/nutritionist.
"With all that said, I also have to mention one more thing before I go. The deal with constipation has arisen again, as I read a suggestion to feed your betta peas to relieve it. Please don't do this! Bettas are carinvores, which means they eat meat. Their pellet foods are made of primarily meaty ingredients to ensure they have good nutrition. The digestive tract of a betta is not designed to handle heavy vegetable matter, such as peas. While the fish may eat the peas, that does not make it good for him. Babies eat candy, that doesn't make it healthy. I don't know who started the whole idea of feeding a betta peas to relieve constipation, but I strongly warn everyone against it. Peas act as a laxative. Imagine making castor oil a regular part of your child's diet... or running for it everytime your child fails to poop on schedule. All that does is mess up the stomach and digestive tract, and the end result is an early and very painful death in the fish."
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:47 AM   #14 
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Now I remembered that info. I do not think however overfeeding of peas is involved here. Kelly has emphasized that this is one time the peas are put into use than as frequent treats. As it is an occasional treat, damage is minimal whether it can actually occur or not. A one-time remedy will not harm a fish compared to reckless overuse.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:58 AM   #15 
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I'm glad I stumbled across this thread. I was getting in the habit of feeding Diego the bloodworms daily because he seemed to like them much more than the flacks. Well, I changed that and went back to flakes. The first meal he skipped all together. I think he was holding out for the bloodworms. However, the nighttime meal, he changed his mind and was back to eating the flakes. I think I'll pick up some pellets too and see if he'll go for those.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:59 AM   #16 
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I've known people who will give a betta a bite of pea as a last resort if they can't find daphnia.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:15 AM   #17 
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I'm glad I stumbled across this thread. I was getting in the habit of feeding Diego the bloodworms daily because he seemed to like them much more than the flacks. Well, I changed that and went back to flakes. The first meal he skipped all together. I think he was holding out for the bloodworms. However, the nighttime meal, he changed his mind and was back to eating the flakes. I think I'll pick up some pellets too and see if he'll go for those.
Hee hee I gave my betta heaps of bloodworms when he was getting over an injury a few months ago... man was it hard to get him to eat pellets again!
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