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Old 07-29-2009, 05:16 PM   #1 
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So the betta I got two weeks ago FINALLY ate yesterday, and I discovered he only like flakes . So, since I'm not used to feeding my fish flakes, about how much should I feed him? And how often? I don't want to overfeed him on accident.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:23 PM   #2 
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I feed mine 3 pellets in the morning and 3 at night. Every 12 hours(10:30)
Others feed theirs less. Usually around 5-6 a day. Some do 2 in the morning 2 in the afternoon and 2 at night. Depends on how much you think he can handle.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:31 PM   #3 
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It may take a few feedings to really figure out the exact amount of flakes you want to give him. Watch him eat the first few times to see what he can finish in a minute or so.

I would probably start small and watch. You can always increase it if you think he's not getting enough.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:55 PM   #4 
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Ah, thank you. I don't like using Flakes, but it's the only thing he'll eat -.-;;.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:00 PM   #5 
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Have you tried Wardley pellets or Hikari bio gold?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:02 PM   #6 
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I have both, actually ^^; He always nibbles the Hikari, then spits it out. He won't even try the Wardley. He gives it a nice disdainful look and swims away.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:11 PM   #7 
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Hmmmm, picky, picky!! lol
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:35 AM   #8 
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When I feed flakes I give a tiny tiny pinch. And if they gobble them up I'll put a bit more in. You'll eventually learn how much he can eat. Sorry about my first reply, I read quickly and thought you were talking about pellets. oops, lol.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:23 PM   #9 
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hello

Congrats on your new Betta fish! Anyway it depends on the size of your Betta. I have 2 (in separate tanks though) 1 is pretty big so i feed him around 6 or 7 a day (not all at once though) . The other 1 is small so i feed him about 4 or 5 a day. Sometimes u can skip a day and don't feed them at all. Its good for their digestive system. 1 more thing, remember that their stomachs are about the size of their eyeballs. Hope this helps :) Good luck with you Betta <3
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:12 PM   #10 
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I now feed 4 betta's with attison betta pellets and all of them ate them right away, they go crazy when they see the food container
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