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Old 05-14-2013, 06:56 AM   #11 
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5-6 pellets a day for the betta formula and the size of his eye a day for the small fish formula.
A fishs empty stomach is significantly larger than its eye. Not that the size of an empty stomach is meaningful in any way, as its designed to stretch to accommodate food.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:00 AM   #12 
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The Hikari Bio-Gold Betta pellets are at most half as big as the NLS small fish pellets. They suggest 5-10 pellets up to 3 times a day. I feed mine about 15 pellets once a day. This probably translates well to the 5-6 small fish pellets that has been mentioned.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #13 
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I feed 15-20 of the of the 1 mm pellets for the betta and frogs - WAY more than anyone else seems to. It hasn't eaten itself to death and never once has it been constipated. I've never had a fish be constipated since switching to NLS. Perhaps that's because that is the only thing my fish get fed. 4 years and counting.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #14 
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I feed the NLS to my four @home Bettas (my office Betta eats Omega One) and what I have learned is that it really depends on the individual fish. I have one young male who I think will probably always be on the smaller side (he was a "baby Betta" from Petco and I have heard that many of those don't reach full size) but may still be growing, so he gets probably four or five NLS in the morning, an evening treat of frozen food (we alternate between frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp, frozen blood worms, or frozen beef heart) plus another one or two NLS before bed most nights. The three girls (one VT and two CTs) are all different. My largest girl is one of the CTs, Aurora, and she actually requires the least amount of food of all of them, or she gets porky. She gets one or two NLS in the am, a very small amount of frozen food at night, and never gets a before-bed snack. The other two girls get about three or four NLS in the am, some sort of frozen food in the evening, and then the little VT, Bettina, gets one NLS before bed - she's really tiny, but she must burn it all off because she is a complete maniac ... she NEVER stops racing around ... and is just over, under, into, and through everything in her tank.

I don't fast my @home Bettas, or have not until recently - I just left for the weekend for the first time since I've had them so I was a little nervous, but they did fine. I may start fasting them one day a week - my office Betta has always fasted two days a week on the weekends and done fine.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #15 
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My regular size guys get 3-4 twice a day. I watch their stomach to see when they are full, and not bloated.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:05 AM   #16 
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I feed my little ones NLS & they have 3 pellets each in the morning & 4 each in the evening.Though I am sure they would very happily eat 20 as they love them so much.
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