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Old 11-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #1 
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New Life Spectrum

I'm currently feeding Hikari Bio-Gold for my Betta, Picasso. I'm looking to buy New Life Spectrum for him today, since I like to have two foods at once. I also fed the Aqueon Betta food, but it's expired now. I've had that food for 5 years, and with only one fish, it is only half way done. I know neither are that great, so I'm going to NLS.

I'm wondering which type of NLS you feed. I know the Betta formula has less protein than the Small Fish one, and the Small Fish has smaller pellets. I know they have the Thera-A too, with garlic. I also saw some people feed the Grow formula? Which one do you feed/recommend? How long does it take to finish? Guess it's not too big of a deal tho, it's not too expensive and last a long time.

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Old 11-30-2013, 12:25 PM   #2 
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I use the betta formula though for a little while I was using the small goldfish formula since I was having trouble finding the betta one.

At only 3 or 4 pellets per fish it seems like it lasts forever. I have 9 bettas and the container was only just past the top part of the label before my son dumped it on the floor.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:28 PM   #3 
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I use the betta formula, it's worked very well for me and even my small fry have no problems eating it.

The small fish and grow formula will also work.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #4 
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Alright, I'm leaning torwards the Betta formula then. I just find the smaller pellets more convenient because you can cater it more specifically to your fish's needs. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #5 
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I use the betta formula but not all my fish like it (believe it or not)
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:12 PM   #6 
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i use the small fish formula right now as i recently had some baby betta. i am going to switch to the thera +a as it contains extra garlic.this is supposed to help with internal parasites and picky eaters will enjoy the extra garlic. the grow formula has more protein at 50% and includes squid,new zealand mussles along with a micro algae. small fish and grow both have the extra small .5mm size.i think the thera +a is larger.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #7 
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I just changed to NLS yesterday. Three of my fish are having no trouble with the switch at all. The other two seem to have trouble with the size & just grabbing a hold of it in general. I wonder if it's slipperier than Omega One. I got the betta formula. It's a huge container. It's gonna last forever!!!! Plus, I have two containers of Omega One that will last until the end of time. Anyways, I'm feeding the two that have trouble one NLS pellet & one Omega pellet until they get used to it. Maybe I should crush them up first. But my baby betta has no trouble eating them though. She's a piggy no matter how big the pellet is.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #8 
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All of my fish are fed NLS Thera A exclusively. The bettas and other small community fish get the 1 mm size. The larger fish get 2 mm and some fish get the 3 mm. The 0.5 mm pellets are for when I get reeeeally small fish, like baby neons and stuff.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:13 PM   #9 
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Ugh decisions. xD

Thera-A seems really good, but doesn't it have less protein? I don't think I'll get the grow version, because it has a lot of fat content too. I think I'll go with the Betta kind. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #10 
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I love NLS other than the fact if you have only one betta it will expire before you could ever use it all, they need a smaller container omega one betta buffest if just as good and a much smaller container
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