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Old 12-27-2010, 10:28 AM   #1 
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Hello everyone! I have a few questions...

1) Is gravel necessary for a Betta Fish's bowl? I know it looks good for decoration but does it benefit the fish?

2) Should I buy freeze dried blood worms for my Betta Fish?

3) Is there any way I can tell how old my Betta Fish is? (I got him at a petstore)

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #2 
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Gravel is not necessary.

You can feed bloodworms as a treat, but your betta's diet should be mainly made up of high-quality pellets.

And you betta is probably 6 months to 1 year old if you got him from a pet store.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:08 AM   #3 
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Ok, thanks. I'm going to the petstore and hopefully getting some decorative rocks (because he doesn't have any currently and his bowl looks bare)
........ are there any health risks to feeding betta fish bloodworms? (sorry, I'm new to fishkeeping xD)
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:30 PM   #4 
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No bloodworms are ok. but they should be used as treats once or twice a week. For a staple food search for food pellets (not flakes) specifically marketed for bettas. Preferably with a protein source as the first ingredient (as in, you would want a food that has "fish meal" in its first ingredient rather than "wheat meal").
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what size bowl is it? you need at least 1 gallon. is the bowl covered? bettas will jump!
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:12 PM   #6 
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what size bowl is it? you need at least 1 gallon. is the bowl covered? bettas will jump!
I've had that happen to me before. My previous Betta, Freddie jumped but luckily we found him on the ground and saved him! It's vase shaped and sorta has a scooped neck. It holds 1 gallon(I measured) but it's not covered...
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With a 1 gallon you'll need to do a 100% water change every other day ;D
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:20 PM   #8 
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Thanks for the advice! :) I'll do that.

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Old 12-28-2010, 01:26 PM   #9 
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No bloodworms are ok. but they should be used as treats once or twice a week. For a staple food search for food pellets (not flakes) specifically marketed for bettas. Preferably with a protein source as the first ingredient (as in, you would want a food that has "fish meal" in its first ingredient rather than "wheat meal").
I went to the petstore today and got freeze dried bloodworms. Tinsel practically jumped at them ;) And yes, I feed him these pellets - http://www.petworldshop.com/pictures...-fish-food.jpg
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