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Old 11-18-2012, 12:58 AM   #1 
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Pellet freshness concern

I have looked around and learned that betta pellets are good for 6 months after you open them. But the thing I dont get is that both brands I have used, Omega One and NLS didnt have an airtight seal on it to begin with, just a papery, foamy wafer thing between the lid and the rim of the jar, and I keep those the whole time. So why does it matter anyway?
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:59 AM   #2 
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I'm reasonably certain that you can keep the pellets for a bit longer than 6 months, perhaps up to a year, as long as you keep the jar tightly sealed at all times (except when feeding, of course). However, if you live in a high-humidity and high temperature area, then it might be a good idea to follow the six months rule, because things tend to decompose a lot faster in such environments.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #3 
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Well what I am confused about is that since there's no tamper evident seal on the jar, does the time it's been sitting at the store count? And if so, how do we have any way of knowing how long that's been?
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #4 
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My NLS container has an exp date on the bottom. I am just going to go with that. It isn't the main part of their diet anyways.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #5 
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You can stick the jars in the freezer when you're not using them, that should help a lot. I doubt there's much effort put into sealing them, so expiration is kind of subjective.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #6 
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I just don't want to be feeding my fish rancid food, but I also don't want to be buying unnecessary amounts of food...
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #7 
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Does anyone else have any ideas on this subject?
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #8 
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I'm still using the same jar of Omega One Buffet from Lakitu. It's well over a year but the smell is still pungent. It smells like it's new and the color is all there and my fish are happy and healthy. They have 3 types of pellets and bloodworms anyway so variety seems key.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #9 
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I have no idea but I will go with a year for it being okay to use. I just checked my NLS and it says ex. June 2015 that would make it over 3 years they are saying its good for.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #10 
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Its just such a waste because I have had mine for about 6 months and it looks like no pellets are missing at all..:
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