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Old 05-09-2009, 03:55 AM   #1 
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Pellets vs. Flakes

So when i got Philip i got him the "betta garden" bowl that came with a little thing of pellets. Just in case, i also grabbed a little thing called BettaMin, which is apparently flakes. I tried feeding Phil the flakes, but they are STILL sitting on the top of his water. He ate a few, but he seems to prefer the pellets. Anyone else's fish hate flakes??
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:00 AM   #2 
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I don't prefer the flakes. My fish would probably eat them, but they are way too messy for me to handle. I use pellets, and all of my betta fish have eaten them just fine. How long have you had your betta? It could just be that he is still adjusting to his new home. But I'd try pellets. Some here use Hikari pellets, but I use Wardley Essentials. As long as they say betta pellets.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:21 AM   #3 
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I got some flakes for my new female because she has a hard time with eating the pellets and the flakes ARE pretty messy. She let most of them go to the bottom so now I've got to change her water because of that. I prefer pellets.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:46 AM   #4 
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I give mine Hikari pellets and some off brand pellets, but then my female eats some of the neons flakes, shes a fatty.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:11 AM   #5 
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These micro pellets I got , I was told, are for neons but they are tropical pellets so I'm feeding them to her. She eats them just fine. She also gets bloodworms, brine shrimp and daphnia.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:40 PM   #6 
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My fish is super weird. For his first few days he refused to touch the flakes and would only eat the pellets. Now it's the opposite. He'll 'attack' the pellets multiple times until one of the shrimp finally get them, but he'll never eat them. It's like his mouth suddenly got smaller.

Now I offer him a bit of both. It works out well because then the shrimp get a little food too.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:02 PM   #7 
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My old betta liked flakes, my current betta has always been a pellet man. He looks at the flakes like they're not kosher and won't have a thing to do with them. I think it generally depends on the fish
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:17 PM   #8 
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Mine perfers the pellets.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:39 AM   #9 
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yeah both of mine love the pellets
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:25 PM   #10 
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3 of my fish don't care much, but one of them refuses to eat flakes so I had to go buy Hikari pellets
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