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Old 01-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #1 
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Feeding Question

Hi everyone!

Another question from me (new betta owner!) ...

How often and how much should i feed my boy Julio?
The pet store/aquarium said once a day is enough and to fast him once a week.
Is this correct? Seeing as everything else they told me was wrong i though i should ask the professionals :)

And thank you all so much in your patience and getting back to me with all my random questions :)
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #2 
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Once a day is good. Most people feed them three or four pellets once or twice a day while fasting one day a week ^^

I feed about 6 pellets, twice a day for my betta.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #3 
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huh! maybe this is one question the petstore got right!!
maybe i should up it to 3 pelletts as im only giving him 2 at the moment.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #4 
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Before I advise you on how much to feed your betta, I would like to know which brand so I can gauge the size of the pellet. Smaller pellets = more food, bigger pellets = less food. Unless the pellets are really large, your betta should get between 4 - 6 pellets a day. I personally think it is better to feed them two times a day instead of once but I'm no expert. It just seems more natural to me.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:45 PM   #5 
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Rosso is right, it depends on what pellets and the size. I feed NLS 1mm pellets :X
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #6 
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ok ill take a look at the brand once i get home and let you know :)

thank you for your help :)
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Ok here's a pic of what I'm feeding Julio
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:54 AM   #8 
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I'm also afraid To say the first ingredient is wheat!! Then soybean meal and then fish meal :(
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:16 AM   #9 
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I'm also afraid To say the first ingredient is wheat!! Then soybean meal and then fish meal :(
We all have to start somewhere. I am feeding Aqueon Betta pellets right now. Mine gets 4 in the morning and 4-5 in the evening. They are pretty small. I get them at petsmart and they would be a step or two up from what you are feeding. So for yours I would say 3-4 in the morning and another 3-4 at night.

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I also feed Betta bites but im out at the moment
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:39 AM   #10 
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Oh dear!
Do you know if that brand is available in Australia?
Or am I better off going to my local aquarium and reading the ingredients on the backs of the packets?
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