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Old 07-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #1 
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Frank is always hungry

SO, Frank loves his food. He gets Tetrabetta pellets and frozen-thawed bloodworms. But i don't think i am overfeeding him. he just always seems so hungry. is this normal behavior to SEEM hungry all the time?
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #2 
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welcome to the world of bettas :p if mine had their way i would need to buy a new can of pellets every single day haha
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #3 
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Oh yes, welcome to the world of "starving" bettas. Mine always guilt trips me thinking he's starving, especially the days I fast him. *averts eyes from tank* like he's doing right now.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #4 
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@Colleen: Most, if not, all fish are called "Opportunistic eaters". They don't know when their next meal is coming so they gorge themselves when food is present.

Overfeeding can cause a variety of problems so it is up to the owner to feed them as necessary :)
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #5 
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ok, thanks. i feel much better. I will not overfeed him, but make sure he gets what he needs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #6 
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Is it just me or are betta guts similar to goldfish?
My other fish never do the whole "I'm starving" thing and are quite happy to stop when they're full.. The betta.. No.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #7 
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Yes, you are dealing with the never ending eating machine..lol..they are always hungry..but don't give in to those "puppy dog eyes" I even have a hard time trying to fast them..
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #8 
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Bahamut i have had fish for years, but never remember them all following me around begging for food. ( well, You know- follow me when i am close to the tank) Frank learned quickly that if i gently tap his bowl he will be fed.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:03 PM   #9 
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I feed one pellet or crisp every OTHER day and he is FINE, and trust me, he has a BIG tank to patrol, he NEVER rests! He eats less than the rest though, the rest eat 1 pellet/crisp a day. Pog is special, he is a very energy efficient model ;)
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@Colleen: Most, if not, all fish are called "Opportunistic eaters". They don't know when their next meal is coming so they gorge themselves when food is present.

Overfeeding can cause a variety of problems so it is up to the owner to feed them as necessary :)
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I was just about to type that....
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