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Old 04-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #1 
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Overfeeding?

My kids are visiting Grandma for spring break, so I've been feeding their bettas. Sons' is doing fine. Daughters' is too, but I noticed after I put a few pellets in for him the first night they were gone - that he is FAT. Almost bloaty looking. And her pellets are almost gone. I think she's been seriously overfeeding him. I'd already put them in that night, but I skipped giving him any last night. I'm thinking I'll give him a couple tonight, and have a talk with little girl.

How does one go about putting a betta on a diet? 1-2 pellets a day and skip 1 day a week till he looks less like a balloon molly?
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #2 
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I would just feed him on a schedule & the same amount each time. For example, I feed my Bettas once a day 4-6 pellets depending on which brand of food I'm feeding, some pellets are smaller than others & some swell more than others. I also fast my fish every Friday. Now you could break that feeding into twice a day, 3 pellets in the morning & 3 in the evening. What brand of pellet is being fed? If its not a good quality pellet such as New Life Spectrum or Omega One then that could be causing some bloatiness.
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