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Old 07-18-2014, 10:10 AM   #1 
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Feeding dried worms as a staple diet?

I have a male Betta, named Atlas. When I first got him, I was feeding him Betta pellets, a special color enhancement formula. While at the petstore one day, I bought a little container of treats, it has 3 different types of worms.
This is it- http://www.petsmart.com/food-care/sl...t=pfm%3Dsearch

So after I started adding a couple worms to his mealtime, he loves them so much and will not touch the pellets now. For over a month he has been exclusively eating these 'treats'. Are these worms okay, as a staple? Or should I try to get him to eat the pellets too? He looks super healthy, and has turned a bright purple color on his body, that used to be solid red. He is active, and I am currently in the process of moving him into a 5.5gal, from his 2gal. Thanks!
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:20 AM   #2 
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Haha you have a spoiled baby! Of course he wants worms instead of pellets, you're trying to feed him his dinner and when he doesn't eat it you give him dessert. Worms as a treat should be given once or twice a week. You do need to feed him betta pellets, the fact hat he worms are better for him than your old pellet means you definitely need to upgrade your pellet either to new life spectrum or omega one pellets. If he doesn't eat don't cave and give him worms, betta can go 2+ weeks without eating! eventually he will eat the pellet
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:24 AM   #3 
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Okay thanks! I will get some new pellets :D Its so hard to not let him eat the worms though, he loves them so much! I'll stick to giving him a couple just once a week though. Thanks again!
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No problem, bettas are "spoiled little pigs" but it's kind of our fault for spoiling them huh?
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:12 PM   #5 
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I would actually stop feeding him the freeze dried worms since they can cause bloating and constipation.

If you want treats for him then buy frozen bloodworms
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:33 PM   #6 
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True ^

I do freeze dried if I can't get frozen and I just ore soak them, haven't had a problem so far but then again it's probably better not to risk it
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