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Old 07-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #1 
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cant stop giving food

sorry... some of you might think this is stupid but im serious. i cant stop giving my baby betta food she already swims up to me when i come by ( even thought i got her two days ago...or three) and its just so cute that i give her food.
im really not sure what to do now...im starting to sound stupid... but anyway anyone have any advice (im not even sure if advice would help though)
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #2 
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I'm no therapist and I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn last night, But if I was to give you my non-professional advise, it would go something like this.....Stop it! Over feeding your fish can lead to other issues...like death.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #3 
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exactly what i try to avoid

*motavated* today ill stop feeding my fish!!!
...ill only feed my fish at night...or in the morning......its just so hard!

anyway ill to really hard to stop!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #4 
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exactly what i try to avoid

*motavated* today ill stop feeding my fish!!!
...ill only feed my fish at night...or in the morning......its just so hard!

anyway ill to really hard to stop!
I understand how hard it is! I want to feed mine every time I go in there and they swim to the front all excited. I have to remind myself that they are my "kids", and giving them too much food could kill them! As a parent of human children, we often have to say "no", because we have their best interests at heart. Feed a couple pellets in the morning and a couple at night..no more! She will love you for it, and be healthier longer!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #5 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Relic just gave you some very good advice !

Mine is the same...Over feeding can make your fish very sick which could lead to his death then all the cuteness will be gone ! I love to feed my fish too its adorable how they munch on it but I keep reminding myself not to over feed ! Three small pellets in the morning and 2 or 3 at night is all they need ! I give mine a treat of a freeze dried bloodworm twice a week they are very small so I give him like one or two pieces. Their tummies are the size of their eyeball so take a good look at his eyeball okay. Overfeeding leads to them being bloated as in their tummies get to big and they feel very bad when this happens.

Good luck with your Betta and please do some more reading here or ask questions about their care.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #6 
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exactly what i try to avoid

*motavated* today ill stop feeding my fish!!!
...ill only feed my fish at night...or in the morning......its just so hard!

anyway ill to really hard to stop!
I feed my fish almost every day at 4pm...which is about the time I get home from work So It's more of a habit than a "what time did I feed em yesterday?" thing. I also skip days...usually Wednesdays.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #7 
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i would just stay out my room altogether but my gecko feeding schedule is in the morning in the middle of the day and at night...
its just as hard to stop feeding my gecko
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #8 
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I think all you need is will power.

I'd rather feed my dog the required amount once a day than feed her everytime she begs. It's the same for a betta. Except just addding too many pellets in their diet everyday can kill them.

So what's better, death? Or maybe just sticking to a schedule? :)
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:01 PM   #9 
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I know it's hard, my boys all know how to get to me. But think of it this way... If every time someone opened the fridge, you ate a meal, you'd feel REALLY sick. So if you feed her every time you walk into the room, she's going to feel really sick too!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #10 
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Unless your fish is A. two weeks old. Or B. A nice show fish/breeding fish, they DO NOT need to eat all the time. Sure my fish are fat but my fish are quality and need the food.
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