Originally Posted by MattsBettas
When conditioning I feed up to 15 NLS pellets+live or frozen food a day and have never had sbd. And OO uses white flour and wheat gluten, both of which are bad.
Well, I think you are both an experienced and conscientious betta owner, so I am not surprised your fish are healthy!
After reading a lot of the 'Diseases and Emergencies", I think not everyone has the same outcome. Of course, I can't point to dry pellets and say that they are the root cause. No study I know of that has looked at that. I am just generalizing from issues in other pets, which is totally nonscientific.
Don't get me wrong, I feed them NLS too (which they still love), it's just not their main diet. They also get Atison's (they are meh about that one) and frozen bloodworms (they like these very much).