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Old 08-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #1 
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Takes food in... spits it out... repeat?

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So I feed my betta's omega one flakes. One of them takes it in... keeps it in for a few moments... then spits it out and its tattered. Then he does it again. What does this mean? He eats pellets just fine. I honestly can't tell if he likes it or just keeps giving it chances. Any info. would be much appreciated! I have NLS pellets coming in on Wednesday so we'll see how that goes..
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #2 
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If he's eating pellets I'd stick with the pellets. They can be picky little buggers. Some of them will do as you described & usually they're eating some of the food. If the food is too big they'll do that to make it smaller.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #3 
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They also do it to soften it. Both my neon tetras, and my bettas do it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #4 
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Betta's can be picky eaters. My crowntail devours Omega One flakes, he'd probably eat the whole container if allowed. However he ignores everything else as he just spits them out and lets it sink to the bottom.

My veiltail on the other hand eats everything. Flakes, pellets, algae wafers, daphnia, etc. etc.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #5 
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Most people will agree that flakes are not as healthy as pellets and are messier (meaning more gets on the bottom and dirties up the water quicker). Stick with the pellets. Plus, most Bettas won't eat flakes anyway.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #6 
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Some brands for flakes are good ;) personally pellets are totally less messy, easier to monitor food intake, and you can add frozen or even live foods as extras which they love... Besides, it's good for them!
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