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Old 11-23-2011, 08:32 AM   #1 
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Turkey Day for Bettas!?

Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday! :P I am thinking about fasting my bettas today and giving them a hearty delicious meal tomorrow with bloodworms, beefheart, and daphnia. Without over-feeding them! I want them to enjoy thanksgiving too! Does this seem like a good idea?

Also.... I was wondering if bettas can have tiny pieces of turkey 0.0 I want them to try a taste ( I KNOW those darn piggies/fatties will eat that) LoLz. I swear my fishies will eat anything I give them. Bettas can eat beef, but is it safe to give them fully cooked turkey too on this special day? Im so curious! xP

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Old 11-23-2011, 08:35 AM   #2 
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im far from an expert on this but i dont know if all the chemicals/salts/fats etc we put into the meats we eat are the best for betta. if the turkey is free range and natural products then it might be posible given the final ingredients in the meal, if its store bought turkey then even less chance.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:25 PM   #3 
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The whole fasting and feasting thing sounds nice, but remember, fish are not humans and they shouldn't eat the meats we eat. I hope you have a nice turkey day anyways. :)
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:28 PM   #4 
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I would stick to the three you mentioned- feed as a breakfast/lunch/dinner setting as to not over feed. I'm sure they will love it to no ends!
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:49 PM   #5 
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That sounds like a great idea, minus the turkey part. Fish digestive systems evolved to digest fish and bug protein. Not bird protein. If you have access to one, you could try giving him some live mosquito larvae. I can imagine that would be a real treat for a betta. Much better than turkey.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:27 AM   #6 
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I dont think that is a great idea. Also I have never heard of a fish, (let alone a betta) being okay to eat any kind of beef either.

So until there are any facts about this, i wouldnt do it. These are just suggestions and if you have any questions like these, visit the betta fish emergencies section and look for OFL (Oldfishlady) she will be able to help you out and tell you if its safe or not.

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Old 11-24-2011, 12:36 AM   #7 
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it's not a good idea to feed your fish turkey, I imagine it would make them pretty constipated at the very least. Just feed them the other stuff, that's special enough =) they won't mind, I don't think bettas celebrate thanksgiving X)
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:04 AM   #8 
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Agreed! Maybe they would love to celebrate Christmas with you but not Thanksgiving lol.

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Old 11-24-2011, 02:40 AM   #9 
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I dont think that is a great idea. Also I have never heard of a fish, (let alone a betta) being okay to eat any kind of beef either.

So until there are any facts about this, i wouldnt do it. These are just suggestions and if you have any questions like these, visit the betta fish emergencies section and look for OFL (Oldfishlady) she will be able to help you out and tell you if its safe or not.

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Beef hearts are commonly fed to quite a few different species of tropical fish. I am not 100% sure on bettas, but I think it is fine for them too.. Might need to be raw though?
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:32 AM   #10 
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Beef hearts are commonly fed to quite a few different species of tropical fish. I am not 100% sure on bettas, but I think it is fine for them too.. Might need to be raw though?
Is it better raw? And how many times can you feed it to them it?

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