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Old 09-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #1 
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Betta food......pellets vs flakes

I went to the pet shop again 2day van't seem 2 stay away lol, n while i was there i picked up some betta flakes i know they arent ideal but i dont like the idea of not feeding them + 1 day of no food n chimchar n squirtle seem very sulky usually they come right up to the surface when they see me but 2day they just hid as if 2 say i dont like u no more lol, so i gave them some of the flakes when i got back cos they still wont eat the pellets and they ate the entire lot i put in now my question is on the back of the tub it says 2 feed 7 small amounts daily. This seems a bit much 2 me or is it normal for betta fish, my other tropical fish only get fed twice a day once 1st thing in morning then again last thing at night.
Should i follow the instuctions on the tub and feed several times a day or not.

PLEASE help dont wana over feed them n possibly make them ill.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #2 
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I went to the pet shop again 2day van't seem 2 stay away lol, n while i was there i picked up some betta flakes i know they arent ideal but i dont like the idea of not feeding them + 1 day of no food n chimchar n squirtle seem very sulky usually they come right up to the surface when they see me but 2day they just hid as if 2 say i dont like u no more lol, so i gave them some of the flakes when i got back cos they still wont eat the pellets and they ate the entire lot i put in now my question is on the back of the tub it says 2 feed 7 small amounts daily. This seems a bit much 2 me or is it normal for betta fish, my other tropical fish only get fed twice a day once 1st thing in morning then again last thing at night.
Should i follow the instuctions on the tub and feed several times a day or not.

PLEASE help dont wana over feed them n possibly make them ill.
dont trust the proportions listed on the bottle. the stomach is about the size of the eye. i usually give 2.5 they eye size a day.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:05 PM   #3 
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So basically I should follow my gut n not feed asmuch as stated, see I was thinking of doing that but didn't wana then possibly be under feeding them n end up with sick or extremely thin bettas
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #4 
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Especially for piggy fish like bettas, it's better to feed less than more. Too much food can cause constipation, SBD, and poor water conditions.
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