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Old 01-04-2013, 10:28 PM   #1 
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Good ways to feed NLS Small food?

Wow! Those pellets are tiny! And Fish LOVES them! What are the best ways you've found to handle this tiny food and not over feed? I already wear bifocals!!

He had approx five today since it came in the mail. Not overfed so far but somebody probably has a better method lol!

He was barely eating tetra betta and now he's one happy boy!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:41 PM   #2 
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I just use my hands. My hands are pretty large.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:50 PM   #3 
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Guess I have bigger hands than you lol. Not working too well here.
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Or I am better with small objects.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:58 PM   #5 
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Tweezers?
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:03 PM   #6 
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I still use my fingers, just get a little pinch and sprinkle some in the tank. Kinda like how you would get a pinch of salt and sprinkle it on your food or whatever, that's how I feed them. They are so small that if you accidentally drop in an extra 3 it's only about half the size of a regular pellet lol.

Tweezers can be good too if you need to use them, just don't pinch them too hard or they will go flying.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:27 AM   #7 
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I usually use my hand and drop one pellet one at a time, once he's finished the previous one. I have really small hands so I don't have a lot of trouble with them. I feed my fish 7 a day, 4 in the afternoon and 3 in the evening.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:50 AM   #8 
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They are super small indeed.

Size comparison for anyone who isn't completely sure how small they actually are...





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A good way also to try and get the right amount is to take a small pinch with your fingers and put them in the lid for the container. You can then push your finger down on one to where it sticks to your skin (and it only will for a moment) and then make it fall in your fish's tank. You can do this again and again until you get the amount you want.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:09 AM   #9 
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Most helpful with pics, Cheese. After we finish small may try the betta (apparently it's twice as big, which would make it about half of a tetra betta pellet I think.). I was successful yesterday in feeding just like you mentioned here, but I worried about over feeding so I thought someone here might have some trick to make it easier. Instead we've at least established now that choclatebetta has the largest hands on the forum with digital caliper dexterity.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:17 AM   #10 
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I feed both sizes shown above by wetting a toothpick in (tank)water then picking up the food. Dipping this in the tank allows me to get pretty precise with either size.

Or they'll jump for it, which is fun, too.
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