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Old 07-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #1 
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Soo I just rescued a betta hes getting alot better i tried giving him freeze dried blood worms ( I am in college so cost is kinda an issue) as a treat (he eats pellets great) and he spit it out is this normal
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:08 PM   #2 
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Bettas, like many ciclids are messy eaters who as my mother said play with food before eating. Just make sure that after all that messy play, he eats.
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Soo I just rescued a betta hes getting alot better i tried giving him freeze dried blood worms ( I am in college so cost is kinda an issue) as a treat (he eats pellets great) and he spit it out is this normal
Congrats on your Betta. I have 5, 3 females, 2 males and they all eat pellets with no problem, but a couple of them do NOT care for the freeze dried blood worms. I bought the frozen, not real expensive & they get them as a treat once or twice a week. All of them LOVE the frozen. You might check out the frozen blood worms & brine shrimp online or next time you go to your LFS. They're not meant to be fed as their main diet so they last quite a while.
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Congrats on your Betta. I have 5, 3 females, 2 males and they all eat pellets with no problem, but a couple of them do NOT care for the freeze dried blood worms. I bought the frozen, not real expensive & they get them as a treat once or twice a week. All of them LOVE the frozen. You might check out the frozen blood worms & brine shrimp online or next time you go to your LFS. They're not meant to be fed as their main diet so they last quite a while.
Ok I will have to try that mine for some reason is overally picky if its not aqueon pellets he will spit it out lol Thanks
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:06 PM   #5 
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The spiting out of pellets is normal. If the pellets are to large they will spit them out and eat them again. I use Hikari Betta Bio micro pellets and they are perfect for my betta's to eat and digest. Your best bet is to price it out on amazon you will get more bang for your buck and it will last longer.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:01 PM   #6 
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Mine eat the Top Fin Betta Pellets & rarely spit them out, usually gobble them 1st bite. I've always said I have piglets disguised as fish. I also have Yardley pellets & with those I had to crush them because they were too big, they would then sink giving them something to scavenpnge for later, I stopped feeding those once I found they all would eat the Top fin pellets.
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Bettas aren't messy eaters. They don't really make a "mess". Bettas spit them out and eat them again because the pellet are big or trying to soften them.

Hikari isn't a reliable brand. Neither is Wardley's. Hikari's ingredients have changed and the Bio-Gold is full of cheap fillers. Wardley's pellets are a bit too big and it's filled with cheap fillers. I personally use NLS (New Life Spectrum) Betta Formula. My Betta is willing to JUMP for this food and hardly has any cheap fillers. It also lasts forever. ^^
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:) yea... It could just be he's trying to get used to it... I know mine did that at the beginning where he would gobble and spit it out... ect... I found that it helped when I broke the bloodworm in half to make it easier for them. I also feed them NLS, after reading about the differences in ingredients quality. If cost is a problem you could try Omega's brand (I have that too). It's affordable and has good ingredients.
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Thanks for the advice guys he has no problem with the pellets n I tried frozen blood worms he likes them much better
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