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Old 09-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #31 
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Lol, no way on earth I have time to count out pellets. All mine get NLS in some form or other once a day-usually a small pinch. Breeders get fed smaller meals a few times a day. IME when you are feeding ultra high quality food you don't have the bloat issues so skipping a day and counting pellets goes out the window. I'm sure I forget to feed once in a while or I go out of town for the weekend and they don't get fed and are no worse for the wear. The only thing I would suggest is watch what you feed giants as they will eat themselves to death.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #32 
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I don't have a set number of pellets. Some days they seem hungrier than others. I will usually put in maybe 4-6 and watch them and if they get eaten right up I give them some more. I've never noticed my fish having a problem. And occasionally they get a fast day when I forget to feed them! LOL My babies that I have right now I am feeding 3 times a day, as much as they'll eat in a few minutes. I figure they need to food to grow, right?
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #33 
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Oh and I used to feed Hikari but recently switched to New Life Spectrum.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #34 
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I hear people say that regular bettas will eat themselves to death. I've tried to make that happen, unsuccessfully.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:07 PM   #35 
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I've tried to make that happen, unsuccessfully.
Lol, yeah, wouldn't that save time culling?
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #36 
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Lol, yeah, wouldn't that save time culling?
culling is not a time consuming activity for me, but i'm not exactly sure I follow....
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #37 
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When you say "6 pellets" what size pellets are you feeding. I have NLS .5mm pellets but I noted that the Thera A pellets are 1.0mm. My boy acts like he's starving. I've been feeding him 5 of the small pellets twice a day. Maybe I should increase?
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A 0.5 mm pellet has a volume of 0.07 cubic mm. A 1 mm pellet has a volume of 0.52 cubic mm. There is a significant difference.
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