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Old 10-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #11 
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There is a betta-specific formula but the difference might just be in the packaging? The betta formula probably has more animal protein due to bettas being exclusive carnivores. All of their products are highly nutritious in any case:

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Aqueon pellets have fillers, including gluten, which fish are not meant to digest and can cause both bloating and constipation. This is true of most "big brand" fish foods. If you see a non-meat ingredient listed in the first three spots, the food is not going to offer optimal nutrition to a betta.
I picked up some of the food you recommended today. One of my bettas seems to love it. The other is refusing to eat any kind of pellet. He will eat blood worms, however. I'm going to try fasting him for 3 days while I am briefly out of town and then feed him again when I return to see if that helps.
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I picked up some of the food you recommended today. One of my bettas seems to love it. The other is refusing to eat any kind of pellet. He will eat blood worms, however. I'm going to try fasting him for 3 days while I am briefly out of town and then feed him again when I return to see if that helps.
He might need more than 3 days of fasting before he will try the pellet :P Bettas can be stubborn, especially if they are aware you have other food options available. Don't cave and give him any bloodworms until he swallows a pellet (spitting it out is cheating). You can also try soaking it in a bit of garlic before offering it. Bettas LOVE garlic.
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He might need more than 3 days of fasting before he will try the pellet :P Bettas can be stubborn, especially if they are aware you have other food options available. Don't cave and give him any bloodworms until he swallows a pellet (spitting it out is cheating). You can also try soaking it in a bit of garlic before offering it. Bettas LOVE garlic.
Ah, stubborn bettas. He ate after the 3 fasting days. Now he and my four other bettas love the pellets and are very iridescent. I'm quite happy with NLS and they all seem much livelier.
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