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Old 10-21-2014, 10:54 PM   #1 
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betta feeding

I use to feed my betta 3-4 pellets twice a day.

He is healthy, active and swimming well. He got finrot but now he has recovered.

From last 2-3 days he is not taking morning food, he does accept 5-6 pellets in the evening. Shall I change the feeding schedule to 5-6 pellets once a day?
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #2 
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Probably. Feeding 5-6 pellets in the morning and evening may be a little much for your betta. Feed them 5-6 pellets once a day and feed any treats such as bloodworms later on.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #3 
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your feeding too much.
what brand of food are you feeding?
i prefer to feed 2-3 pellets 2x a day so they dont look like there gonna explode, and you can substitute the pellets for a meal of thawed frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp a few times a week.

remeber bettas are very small fish, they dont need much food to survive, its better to feed a little less, then too much. it is your job as the owner to say no more food! your full! because trust me, they will never stop eatting. lol

im not saying you didnt clean his tank enough, but usualy thats how they get fin rot, from dirty water, witch can be from feeding too much. also some fish dont eat every time you try, dont worry unless its been a few days without eatting.

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Old 10-23-2014, 07:17 PM   #4 
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I give my fish time to wake up in the morning. I'm up incredibly early and my fish hate me for it. I think it's a bad idea to try to start feeding them as soon as the light goes on.

See if you can wake him up slowly by turning a light on in the room first. Then after about 15 minutes turn on the tank lights, wait a few more minutes and then try feeding.
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