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Old 06-27-2009, 09:37 AM   #1 
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Am I feeding correctly?

I've been feeding Luke 3-4 Hikari Gold (it says baby pellets on the container but that's the only kind I've seen anywhere) am and pm. But he still eagerly awaits more like he's still hungry.

I'm asking because I've also read in numerous places to feed them what they'll eat within two minutes. Should I be feeding him more since he obviously looks hungry even when I'm finished? Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:56 AM   #2 
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That two minute rule applies to a tank of fish, not a betta, IMHO. If I were to give my betta all he could eat in two mintues that would be about 30 pellets and he would explode. I feed three pellets of the exact same brand you are using, twice a day. Bettas ALWAYS look hungry.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:29 AM   #3 
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I agree with aunt kymmie. I also use Hikari pellets for my betta, and I feed him 2-3 pellets (depends whether it is 2 or 3 day to day) twice a day. My betta honestly could probably eat that whole package if I were to let him. He is ALWAYS hungry. He actually is starting to beg from other people who live with me now.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:32 PM   #4 
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Bettas would probably eat until they explode. I give my Betta about 3 pellets a day. (I have Wardley's and they are a bigger pellet, plus I give them Hikari Bio-Gold but it isn't the baby pellets.)
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:38 PM   #5 
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Bettas will eat till they EXPLODE. You seem to be feeding right so just keep doin what your doin :)
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #6 
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variety variety it is something that every liveing thing needs you want to trow in a variety of foods get frozen pack of blood worms or fresh choped earthworms it will also make your betta look more vibrant it only takes once or twice a week to show improvements and will help life expectancy as well
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:55 PM   #7 
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I give Mr. Foosh 3 Hikari Baby Pellets twice a day every week day, and supplement with freeze dried bloodworms and brine shrimp on weekends. He goes nuts on the weekend treats and loves Hikari pellets.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:33 PM   #8 
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2-3 pellets twice a day is what I feed mine.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #9 
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Cool

Thank you for all the informative posts!
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:54 PM   #10 
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Yup, I feed mine 3 pellets 2x a day(yet he always waits like he's going to get more, lol)
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