Originally Posted by GoldenLeaf
Is just feeding Blood Worms really an improper diet? I have tried fasting him before but he got really sick so I felt bad and had to feed him something.
I have tried Aqueon Betta Food and another brand that I can't remember. I also crushed them into smaller bits and he still spit them out. The food just sat at the bottom so I removed it. I haven't tried soaking them so I can try to do that too.
I did buy him Top Fin Tropical Flakes and he is eating them. I was told that he could get all his nutrition from these, it's just messier. Is this true?
I can try to buy the suggested brands you guys mentioned.
Thanks everyone for responding :).
Bloodworms are like candy. If we eat just candy, we are robbing ourselves of a rounded diet. If we feed Bettas just bloodworms, we are robbing them of a rounded diet.
My girl isn't very fond of pellets, but she will eat Hagen Nutrafin Max Granules, they are small enough that she can eat them in one bite (my boy is still very small and it takes him a few times of spitting out, sucking back in, etc, to eat one). However, she LOVES flakes - her favorite are Hagen Nutrafin Max Flakes - they are very high quality (and expensive), and I feel they are nutritious enough to feed to her often. She goes CRAZY for them, she will jump out of the water if she sees them and practically do somersaults in anticipation of them.
So, if you guy won't touch pellets at all, and you've tried all you can think of to get him to eat them, try a very high quality flake. And by high quality, I mean that at least the first 3 ingredients (preferably 4 or more) are a fish protein source and there is very few filler stuff like wheat, etc. Most of the regular flakes - like the Top Fin Tropical flakes, are mostly filler with very little fish protein in it (check the ingredients)