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Old 04-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #1 
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Am I starving my betta?

My betta always seems hungry. I feed him 3-4 pellets everyday. He always eats them quickly. He's an adult delta tail. Help?
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #2 
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Betta fish will eat themselves to death, so they always seem hungry.

What pellets do you feed him? I feed mine a good quality brand, so I tend to feed my boy 4-5 pellets twice a day.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:02 PM   #3 
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What brand of food is it? Different brands have different sized pellets. Bettas eat their food fast either way because in the wild they catch and eat insects, so they have to be fast!

New Life Spectrum pellets are pretty small, so feed 3 - 4 twice daily (morning & night). I haven't fed any other pellet but I would try feeding 2 - 3 pellets twice daily instead of 3 - 4 once daily.

You are definitely not starving your betta though. Unless he starts getting skinny and losing fins he is getting enough nutrition.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #4 
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I feed the aqueon pellets. my petco ran out of hikari. How much?
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #5 
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The new life spectrum was about $7-8 dollars when I went to buy them at Petco.

3-4 pellets twice a day for 6 days a week, leaving one day out for him (fast) to digest is fine for your betta.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #6 
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Those seem a little larger than the ones I have so I think you are feeding the correct amount. Do 2 - 3 pellets twice per day and he will be fine. It also depends on how large your betta is. Some bettas have small bodies and others, like plakats, are usually thicker and need more food. Kings and giants obviously need more food too.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #7 
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I agree with Viva give what she said a try and see how he does. I also feed my guy twice a day morning and night and that works out very well for him with 3 pellets in the morning and 3 or 4 at night.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #8 
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I feed my guy 3 or 4 pellets in the morning and 3 at night (hikari) and sometimes a frozen blood worm in between feedings. He's a male Plakat, so he's pretty large....I'm still trying to figure out what the ideal amount is for him so i've been slowly increasing his food...he hasn't shown any signs of bloating
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