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Old 10-05-2012, 10:34 PM   #1 
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bonehead mistake

One of my guys prefers to chase his food as it sinks so I bought some Wardley shrimp pellets who's description on line sounded perfect. Live and learn. The pellets are huge, can't be broken into pieces and disolve into mush if I try to soften them in water. The guys loved the task of the little they actually ate but most just sank to the bottom after disolving. Live and learn.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:50 PM   #2 
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Why don't you get Betta Pellets that float? Shrimp Pellets are for omnivorous fish such as Corydoras an don't have the needed ingredients for Bettas.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #3 
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Right now my guys are getting freeze dried blood worms once a week since I can't get live ones here. The other food I have is Hikari. I've read here that Hikari is not that great and, also, Casper hates to get his food on the surface. I have to poke the pellet until it starts to sink and then he happily chases it down and eats it. So I'm looking to replace the Hikari with two kinds of food... one that floats and one that sinks so I can make all my guys happy.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:14 AM   #4 
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Mix Bettamin with New Life Spectrum betta food. Floaties + sinkies. Just be careful not to overfeed - the little NLS pellets are half the size of Bettamin, and two or three Bettamin are about right for a meal.

Why not get some shrimp? You'll need a heap of moss or susswassertang for the tank floor, but all my fish have their own little tank buddies/mobile snacks -- I keep finding them long after I thought they'd eaten the last one. Shrimp learn to hide, and can do so very effectively, apparently.

Then the shrimp food won't go to waste. :D
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