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Old 08-15-2010, 05:49 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Feeding my fish...Confused

Ok as I said before I just got a betta. My friend told me that the pet store guy said to feed them 2 food pellets every other day. But everything else I can find says to feed them 3 pellets everyday.. The pet store guy said one time they had a bunch of bettas at the pet store and they fed them everyday and they all died.. when should i feed him? www.jackspets.com is the pet store im reffering to.

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Old 08-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #2 
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It can depend on the situation, but in optimal conditions you should be feeding your fish two pellets in the morning, two in the evening or three pellets once a day. The idea that bettas should be fed less since they're in small containers goes along with the old school belief that you can extend the duration of time the fish goes without a water change. While this is true to some extent, it's not a good way for a fish to live. Nothing removes the need for frequent water changes.

Remember to soak any dry food that you feed to the fish in a little bit of tank water before feedings. Otherwise the pellet will absorb moisture and expand in the fish's stomach, causing bloating and discomfort.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:08 PM   #3 
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Ok as I said before I just got a betta. My friend told me that the pet store guy said to feed them 2 food pellets every other day. But everything else I can find says to feed them 3 pellets everyday.. The pet store guy said one time they had a bunch of bettas at the pet store and they fed them everyday and they all died.. when should i feed him? www.jackspets.com is the pet store im reffering to.

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Did they tell you how often they changed their water?
Most petstores don't keep up with water changes and if you're feeding a betta that's in a tiny cup everyday the ammonia levels in the water would be horrible and will definitely kill the fish.
As long as you keep the water clean, you can feed your fish everyday.
Some people go for 2 or 3 times a day, some with once a day and others don't feed one day a week.
Personally, I feed my fish once a day because of my schedule. Sometimes I have a bit more time in the mornings and they'll get one pellet or two. Then Ill feed in the afternoon again. They seem happy and I haven't had any problems so far. My fish eat everyday.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:05 PM   #4 
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*Wow funny*) My Jet was doing something behind the heater, just jumping up and down repeatedly making the tank water move hehe he's a dweeb I love him.

Anyways I would suggest to feed him every day, two pellets soaked in a bit of tank water for 10 or so minute`s so they soften and absorb water and expand instead of expanding in ur fishy`s tummy.

Feed him also a variety of food, like pellets, bloodworms, brine shrimp, krill, betta flakes..ect. their carnivore so pretty much all meat products.
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Thanks! I will buy some brine shrimp for him. And, no, they didn't tell me how often they changed their water. I think I will feed him everyday. Thanks again!
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I feed mine 2 pellets per day.
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