Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-13-2009, 06:41 AM   #1 
New Member
Dannyboy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: England
Talking Getting a Betta tommorow :D

Hey guys, i'm new to the forums, but i've been reading alot of posts on here, just couldn't be bovered to sign up I've decided i'm going to get a Betta tommorow (male if possible). Is there any tips i need to know when buying my Betta? And i also have some Goldfish food which i bought before changing my mind to Betta, so could i feed it to my Betta, or should i buy some Bloodworms when i'm out? Thanks alot

Last edited by Dannyboy; 08-13-2009 at 06:44 AM.
Dannyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 08:59 AM   #2 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Hello and welcome to FishForum. I would get a 2.5 gallon or larger tank for your betta. They need a pellet food especially for bettas like Wardleys Essentials or Hikari betta bio gold. They can also be fed freeze dried or frozen bloodworms, daphnia or brine shrimp.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 10:08 AM   #3 
Join Date: Apr 2008
^ what she said.

Bloodworms are just a treat and goldfish food contains too much vegetable matter so it is definitely out. I use Hikari Betta Bio Gold and sometimes Bettamin flakes (just as good in my opinion and the bettas love it but it is a pain to feed). I prefer frozen to freeze-dried food because you don't have to worry about re-hydrating it. I feed frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia - thawed of course.

As far as choosing a healthy betta - it is good to research betta diseases so that you can recognize them if you see them. Basically, the scales should be smooth with nothing on them, the fins should show no sign of deterioration or fungus, eyes shouldn't be protruding unnaturally, and the fish should at least be swimming upright in the cup. For your first betta I strongly recommend against trying to save a sick fish. It is a lot of stress at first especially when you are not familiar with fishkeeping in general, never mind treating illness.

Other than that just get the betta that you like best. And most of all have fun with your new pet...but be forewarned, they are extremely addicting ;)
Kim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #4 
New Member
Dannyboy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: England
Thanks for the advice I know definately that my tank isn't any less than 2.5gallons, but ill have to measure it sometime lol. I'll have a look in the pet shop for some Betta food, they sell Bettas so they should sell the food.
Dannyboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.