Originally Posted by Arashi Takamine
I noticed that Aki seems to have a small mouth. He has been spitting out his pellets after taking one bite of them. This is a very new development as he used to suck them down in huge gulps. Because of this I don't want to risk him choking so I decided on Friday before we go to pick up the next member of our family we're going to go to Petco and get the Mini pellets and see if he has an easier time eating those. He sure as heck isn't starving he eats his bettamin flakes and even eats the big pieces without problem it's his pellets he doesn't seem to like.
However the ingrediants worry me. Omega-3 for fatty acids? That doesn't sound so reassuring and the reviews aren't helping much. It seems if you leave it in the tank for too long it'll kill your fish. I'm scared to get this for Aki now. We're getting freeze dried brine shrimp whilst we're there. Should I just switch him to a food like New Life Spectrum and see if he has an easier time eating that? Or should I keep feeding him the Aqua Culture? I don't want him to choke so they need to be small.
Lol omega 3 is fine. Fatty acids are necessary to live, they aren't necessarily fattening or acidic. Omega 3 is found in things like fish, so it is normal.
Any food left in the tank too long will affect the water quality, that is why it is said to always, always remove uneaten food.
I will say that I have the Tropical Fish/Small Fish Micro Pellets from New Life Spectrum. I LOVE them. They have really good ingredients, high protein and are super tiny, your betta shouldn't have a problem eating this. Although, since they are smaller you have to feed a bit more. I dropped four into my male's tank one time and he gulped all of them at once!
EDIT: BTW, The NLS small fish formula is different from the betta formula. The betta pellets are larger and have less protein, so get the small fish formula. The betta pellets have about 37%, while the micro have about 48%.