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Old 07-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #1 
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Veggies?

Is it safe to wash off a carrot cut a few betta size pieces and give it to him?
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #2 
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Why feed carrots? I would be concerned with him not being able to digest it.
Stick to fish food.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #3 
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I read that it is better to have a vairety in diets just wanting to find out a little more about this
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #4 
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Like flakes, pellets, frozen, etc. Not the food pyramid. They're insectivores, not vegans.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #5 
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They're insectivores, not vegans.
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OP: Yes, people do recommend a varied diet, but bettas are carnivores; they cannot digest plant matter. People also advocate feeding them peas, but this can cause damage to the digestive tract and is highly unrecommended.

If you want to vary the little guy's diet, you can give him mosquito larva, blood worms, pellets, flakes (though I wouldn't feed flakes, personally), and I believe brine shrimp (someone please confirm/deny?). As long as you're feeding a high quality pellet, it's not so necessary to vary the diet. I give mine a blood worm every saturday as a treat, but that's it. Other than that, they eat Omega One pellets.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #6 
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You can have a perfectly healthy betta with just pellets if you feed high quality ones like New Life Spectrum.
If you want to offer them something extra then, like Lebron mentioned, you can feed bloodworms, brine shrimp, white worms, etc.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:08 PM   #7 
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Whoops, not trying to offend. I was just pointing out that they eat meat instead of veggies. I'm no hater, I'm a lover. :3

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Yes, you can feed them brine shrimp. Variety is key on a healthy diet. Not fruit or anything like that, food specifically for them, high in protein. I do feed Lebron flakes. I just get a medium sized flake, easier than you think, and feed it to him. ^^ It's only every other day, though. Pellets should be staple.
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Whoops, not trying to offend. I was just pointing out that they eat meat instead of veggies. I'm no hater, I'm a lover. :3

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Yes, you can feed them brine shrimp. Variety is key on a healthy diet. Not fruit or anything like that, food specifically for them, high in protein. I do feed Lebron flakes. I just get a medium sized flake, easier than you think, and feed it to him. ^^ It's only every other day, though. Pellets should be staple.

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Hmmm... I've steered clear of flakes because I heard that they're made with flour? Any thoughts on this? And where does one buy brine shrimp? I'd like to give those a try.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #9 
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Actually, people don't like flakes because you can't control how much you can get and they break easily. Just clouds the water easily. Most fish foods have wheat. Even the pellets. It's a binder, though. Some members say that you can get brine shrimp at the pet store but I never saw them at my Petsmart. :/
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #10 
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Thanks for the info, Lebron :)

Are the shrimps frozen or freeze dried, etc?
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