I have had him for maybe a month or less. Water temp is high 70's (I have a 25 watt heater in there so I can make it whatever I want easy).
@myrainbowbettafish, Thanks for the info on color. I checked out your pics. The colors do not bother me at all, but since his body had been mostly red at times earlier on (as in a couple of weeks ago), I was worried that the lack of color was indicating a problem.
I have been trying to find new life spectrum for my other fish and have had a terrible time of it. I even called the manufacture and the local distributor of it and have not found it locally. It's pretty pricey, more so with shipping but I may mail order some.
atlantis (sergents) betta food which starts with fish meal, shrimp meal, soybean meal, wheat flour, fish oil, squid meal. 37% protein
hbh betta bites (bought this as their frog food was highly recomended, but I have since found they may have changed their formula to a cheaper one with all their foods).
It has fish meal, shrimp meal, soybean meal, wheat flour, corn gluten meal, fish oil, squid meal. 42% protein
Neither looks that great to me. I'm still looking (might be able to find hikari betta pellets if they are good).
I also have san francisco bay brand freeze dried mysis shrimp. These are small and easy for any of the fish to eat. They do not seem to have shells? protein is 64.5%.
I have aqua select tubifex worm cubes (the kind you squish to the side of the tank but they can be broken up too). They are 100% tubifex worms. protein is 48%.
I have sanfrancisco bay brand frozen blood worms protein 3.5% Moisture is 94.5% (mostly protein then)?
I have hikari frozen krill. It has krill and water as the only bulk ingredients. It has several other ingredients that all seem to be vitamins. I believe this is processed (no shells), chopped and formed. Its a little bigger than blood worms and a little harder for them to eat. Protein is 11% (a lot higher than the blood worms). Its moisture is 79% so less protein percentage wise?
I read several places that blood worms are not healthy and should only be a treat. I feed mostly pellets. Should I use the other foods more?
Any time someone walks by he swims to the front of the tank (even if he was laying in the plant) like he wants attention (or maybe more food). I'm not sure how to give him attention though? I have been feeding 3-4 pellets 2 times a day. I have feed boiled pea a couple of times, have fed him only once in a day a couple of times, and have skipped a day once. I have feed the other foods just a few times (only had him for a matter of weeks).