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Old 04-09-2011, 08:29 AM   #1 
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Brand/ Type of Food you use?

Hello everyone!

After Gertrude (my female betta) passed away I went out and got a male betta. He's sort of pinkish almost with a red/purple tail. Really pretty!

Anyways since I've been feeding him, I noticed that the pellets I have seem to be too hard for him to chew and he spits them out. I was hoping they'd soak in the water for a few, but then they just fall.


I'm going out today to get a few things and I was just curious what everyone uses for their food? Brands and types?

Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:43 AM   #2 
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i use tetra flakes either the one for tropical fish or the one specially made for bettas
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:47 AM   #3 
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I use Nutrafin Max Colour Enhancing flakes.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:51 AM   #4 
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Frozen glassworms (thawed), frozen shrimp, new life spectrum pellets.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:08 AM   #5 
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I feed New Life Spectrum Growth Formula on Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Friday. Golden Pearls on Wed. & Sat. Fast on Sunday.

Been doing this for almost a year and all's good! :)
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:34 AM   #6 
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my boy enjoys his bettamin flakes, however most on the forums seem to recommend pellts over flakes
From what I've gathered you want his food to have about 50% protein
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #7 
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my boy enjoys his bettamin flakes, however most on the forums seem to recommend pellts over flakes
From what I've gathered you want his food to have about 50% protein
Which is why I went with the NLS Growth formula - 50% protein & 9% fat. More protein than their Betta Formula. PLUS the pellets are TINY so there is no problem with even the smallest fish eating them - heck, even my guppy fry can eat them!!!!
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:50 AM   #8 
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I feed omega one betta pellets.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:33 PM   #9 
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:04 PM   #10 
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My betta did spit out flakes while eating. He hasn't spit anything out since I changed to Topfin pellets. I find the pellets are easier to consistently feed the same amount and Ninja has been far more active since I made the change. I feed him pellets twice a day for 5 days, fast for one day and feed bloodworms once a week.

Some fish will spit out food while they are getting used to a new tank. It's not necessarily a good issue.
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