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Old 10-23-2011, 05:07 PM   #1 
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What are the best betta pellets???

I feel like this is a contoversial question. I have read blogs, forums and websites and always see different suggestions.

I've fed my Flushy von Royale CT - Top Fin, Aquarian and Hikari. He has eaten them all with no issue, but I find that he spits out the Top Fin and then goes back and eats it. The Hikari are a lot smaller and the package says to feed 10 pellets at a time, could that be right?

I thought that Hikari was suppose to be the best but now I hear that they changed their formula. What about New Life Spectrum (I heard that was the best) or Omega One?

So for those of you that are enthusiasts, which food do you think is best?
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:37 PM   #2 
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12 pellets is WAY too much at once. Try 2-3 at MAX during one feeding.

I personally love the New Life Spectrum small fish pellets. I love how tiny they are so they are easy to digest (with these they get about 8-12, but the pellets are super tiny!).

I also feed frozen bloodworms. Frozen brine shrimp and daphnia are good for digestion.

I add vitamins called 'vita-chem' for color and to make sure they are getting full nutrition.

Variety is the spice of life! (but my way is better! jk. jk.)
You just have to find what works for you.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:51 PM   #3 
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12 pellets is WAY too much at once. Try 2-3 at MAX during one feeding.

I personally love the New Life Spectrum small fish pellets. I love how tiny they are so they are easy to digest (with these they get about 8-12, but the pellets are super tiny!).

I also feed frozen bloodworms. Frozen brine shrimp and daphnia are good for digestion.

I add vitamins called 'vita-chem' for color and to make sure they are getting full nutrition.

Variety is the spice of life! (but my way is better! jk. jk.)
You just have to find what works for you.
The Hikari pellets are also very tiny, do you give the fish 8-12 a day or 8-12 twice a day. Again that seems like a lot, especially since you said that 8 of the Hikari is too much.
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IMO any pellets don't have fish meal listed as their first ingredient and have a high protein percentage are a good one.
Personally, I use New Life Spectrum betta formula and Attisons Betta Pro.
NLS: whole krill and herring - 37% crude protein
Attisons: brine shrimp embrios - 39.9% crude protein
I also feed frozen bloodworms!
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:06 PM   #5 
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I use Hikari Bio Gold, they are relatively tiny pellets but I haven't had an issue with Victor or Slevin eating them. Always eaten when offered, one gulp and never spit back out.

I feed Victor (you can see how small he is) 3 pellets in the morning, and 3 in the evening. Slevin is larger than him, I feed him 4 in the morning and 4 again at night.

I haven't trialled other pellets because I believe in, if it works, dont mess around with it :)
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The Hikari pellets are also very tiny, do you give the fish 8-12 a day or 8-12 twice a day. Again that seems like a lot, especially since you said that 8 of the Hikari is too much.
These pellets are SUPER micro. Like the size of this "." period. Someone had a picture of them next to a ruler to show how tiny they are...*goes to look for it* I know how big the Hikari ones are and I would not feed more than 6-7 a day, max.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:48 PM   #7 
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I use NLS betta pellets and Omega one betta buffet pellets.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:35 PM   #8 
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My package of hikari bio gold says 2-4 pellets 2-3 times daily
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:06 AM   #9 
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Of course the package is going to tell you to overfeed. It means you will have to buy more food again, sooner! I don't think I have ever read a fish food container with proper instructions. If anyone knows of one, I would love to know which it is!
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