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Old 08-07-2013, 12:09 AM   #1 
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Exclamation How many times to feed a betta?

So when I went to buy Albus (he is a blue crowntail) the woman at Petsmart told me to only feed him 1-2 pellets once a day, if that. But the food instructions say 3-5 pellets twice a day. Anyone know what I am actually supposed to feed him? I dont want to feed him to much, but I dont want to starve him either. Today I gave him 2 in the morning and 3 at night. but he only ate 2 of them. Any info would be great :)
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:13 AM   #2 
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3-5 pellets once a day, 6 days a week. One day of fasting. :)
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:14 AM   #3 
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What type of pellet do you feed? It depends on the betta and the pellet.

In the wild, they usually eat whenever they find any food. Which means, small multiple meals per day. I usually give 3 pellets, three times per day. I have a small pellet, though. It's New Life Spectrum. The average here seems to be 2-3 pellets two times per day.

There is also fasting, but I don't find it necessary. Unless the betta is overweight of course.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #4 
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I feed hom TopFin Betta Bits. they are tiny though. But he seemed to be happy with 4. I guess I will just see how it goes. Thank you both!
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:12 AM   #5 
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I feed my male 1 -2 pellets twice a day but only because he can't swim well, and can only manage to eat 1 -2 pellets at a time. I feed my female 4-6 pellets twice a day. If I feed her less than that, she eats her plants.
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