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Old 02-24-2009, 07:38 PM   #11 
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haha thanks for the advice. i've begun crushing up the pellets, and usually she is able to eat a few, although a lot of the time she still spits them out. the flake brand is "bettamin", but she doesn't even try to eat those.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:46 PM   #12 
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I don't feed mine flakes. I prefer pellets. They DID eat some one time when I gave them some that someone gave me.Kim feeds hers Betta Min flakes and they do very well with it.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:57 AM   #13 
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it could also be that your betta is being picky. My betta, when it got tired of the same pellets, he would bite down on them then spit them out then do this repeatedly. I fasted him for 4 days then tried the pellets again and I never had that problem again :) I also noticed that fish tend to go for moving food. so i put the pellets in the filter flow so the current pushes the food around to get its attention. If its just floating there then they tend to just ignore it
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:00 AM   #14 
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Yeah, the fasting is a good idea to try. Bettas do tend to be picky and you may need to change brands of pellets.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #15 
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With flakes you have to make sure that it is made for bettas and does not contain a high percentage of vegetable matter as this can cause improper nutrition and constipation in bettas which are carnivorous. I do feed mine bettamin flakes just because I have several that won't eat pellets and since the others are not opposed to eating flakes I think it just makes life easier. I also supplement with frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.

Crushing up the pellet is a good idea if your betta is small because sometimes they actually can't eat them if they are too big to swallow.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:17 PM   #16 
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she eats her pellets now :)
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:48 PM   #17 
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Good! I guess it just took her some time to decide she likes them.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #18 
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I thought bettas were Omnivores?
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Nope, they're carnivorous.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:51 PM   #20 
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hmmm thats food for though

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