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Old 09-18-2010, 10:08 AM   #1 
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How much and how often to feed?

Hi everyone,

I am newbie. Recently, I bought betta fish for my daughters. I can't believe how much I am enjoying them! I need a final answer on how much and how often to feed them. I am feeding them three small pellets twice a day. The label says to feed them several times a day and Google says once.

They love to eat and it is so much fun for the kids to feed them but I do not want to overfeed.

So how many pellets and how often? Many thanks.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:10 AM   #2 
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Mine gets two-thee pellets once a day. Their stomach is only about the size of their eye, so if you follow the instructions on the package you'll get a bloated betta really, really fast. Make sure to soak the pellets in a little bit of water before you feed them so they expand outside of the fish's belly, not in it. (:
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #3 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Most people feed their bettas 2-3 pellets twice a day.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:35 PM   #4 
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The boys get 2 pellets twice a day. Recently I've started mincing a little bit of garlic and adding it to the water the pellets soak in before I feed it to them. Garlic acts as a natural anti-parasitic :)
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:55 AM   #5 
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Three pellets twice a day.

I substitute either frozen daphnia, froz. brine shrimp, froz. bloodworms one day a week.

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Old 09-25-2010, 11:47 AM   #6 
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I usually feed mine 2/3 in the morning and 2 at night. S0 4/5 pellets altogether. I also gie them freezedried bloodshrimp and freezedried bloodworms once a week, and they fast during the weekends.
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