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Old 01-28-2011, 08:30 PM   #1 
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How much food a day?

So when i got my betta the people at the petstore told me to feed him 2-3 pellets a day... is this enough? He is relitively new, so i started him on 2 a day and now have moved up to 3.. but I'm still not sure.
I have seen people saying they feed their bettas much more than that everyday.

So what's a good amount that won't be considered overfeeding?

I also have bloodworms, but I do not feed him them on a daily basis, I'll give him a couple every few days after he has eaten his pellet.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:44 PM   #2 
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Personally, I feed mine 4-5 pellets a day, with blood worms as a treat for tank cleaning day. I fast them one day a week.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:52 PM   #3 
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I feed my two boys 2 pellets twice a day. Once in the morning and then at night. I also do bloodworms on cleaning day and fast once a week (even though I feel bad for doing it. :) )
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #4 
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Okay thanks.
I will slowly move up his feeding to 4 pellets a day
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:04 AM   #5 
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I'm glad you asked this question because I'm never sure about the feedings, either. What size pellets is everyone talking about here? I am feeding my bettas Aqueon Betta Food, and the pellets are tiny. I have read that 2-3 pellets a day are sufficient for a betta. However, I was looking at a list of fish food types at the pet store the other day, and it listed both "pellets" and "micro pellets" as appropriate food for bettas. I don't know if the food I'm using is considered "micro pellets" or not, but they are pretty small, so I'm wondering if I should give them a few more of these.

The instructions on the bottle say to feed the fish "as much as they will eat in about 3 minutes." I think my bettas will eat as much as I am willing to give them, so these instructions are not very helpful!
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:44 AM   #6 
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I use Hikari Betta Bio-Gold. It is also recommended that you soak the pellets about 2-3 minutes before feeding them to your Betta to avoid choking and so it is easier for them to "chew". I have not had a problem with them choking yet but I am try to get in the habit of soaking them before feeding though.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:51 PM   #7 
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I use Hikari Betta Bio-Gold. It is also recommended that you soak the pellets about 2-3 minutes before feeding them to your Betta to avoid choking and so it is easier for them to "chew". I have not had a problem with them choking yet but I am try to get in the habit of soaking them before feeding though.
do you soak them in treated water or untreated water?
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do you soak them in treated water or untreated water?
If you want to soak em, just use tank water. Use the cap, scoop some tank water into the cap, drop the pellets in, wait a few and pour em in.
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