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Old 07-10-2010, 01:22 AM   #1 
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How many pellets should I feed my betta?

I just got my first Betta from petsmart today, and bought Aqueon Betta Food, they told me to feed my Betta 1-2 pellets per day and to skip a day out of the week, after reading topics on here.. I am seeing people using this same food and feeding there betta 3-5 pellets twice a day and to skip a day out of the week? How much should I feed mine? Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:03 AM   #2 
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I don't use pellets and never have, instead I use tetra betta flakes - or something along those lines and I feed him everyday of the week, I dont know if the flakes have the same as affect as the pellets do but the pellets tend to constipate a betta and so I think thats why a few days are missed out. (but dont take my word for it)

Also a good range of foods can be used for your betta to give him diversity in his diet. I feed mine bloodworm once a week and he loves it, unlike my other betta who would spit it out lol
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Thanks for the tip Welsh! I may switch to flakes, they seam easier to feed to the Betta's.
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I have been feeding it 2 per day since yesterday... but she seams to be hungry! I was thinking of giving her 2 in the morning and 1 at night.
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I feed mine 2 pellets twice a day.
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Okay thanks for the reply! I have decided I will feed mine 2 in the morning and 1-2 before I got to bed. :)
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I find flakes fog up the water more easily. My guys refuse flakes anyway. I feed around 5 pellets a day, and my bettas don't get bloated or anything like that. The best pellets, I find, are Hikari Betta Bio-Gold.
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I find flakes fog up the water more easily. My guys refuse flakes anyway. I feed around 5 pellets a day, and my bettas don't get bloated or anything like that. The best pellets, I find, are Hikari Betta Bio-Gold.
Really? I have never had a problem with flakes clouding the water.
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I was thinking of switching to Top FinŽ Color Enhancing Betta Bits anyone use these? is it good?
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I was thinking of switching to Top FinŽ Color Enhancing Betta Bits anyone use these? is it good?
I have some of those and My betta's really don't seem to care for it :[ My friend has it thought and her bettas love it! How much you feed your betta mostly depends on how much they move around...because My betta fish Alex gets 2 pellets in the morning and two at night but my betta Riley gets 1 in the morning and one at night. I tried flakes but my betta's wouldn't go near them and they did seem to cloud up my tank more...:[
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