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Old 11-20-2009, 12:04 PM   #1 
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Question Playing with food?

Backstory: Cinder was SO TINY when I first bought him that I only gave him one pellet in the morning, one at night. I've slowly graduated him to two pellets a meal, and now three.

Anyway, Cinder downed his usual two pellets this morning... then started playing with his third. He flared at it, grabbed it halfway in his mouth and swam around his tank with it, spat it out and flared at it again and eventually ate it. It was really cute.

Anyone else had their Bettas do that?
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:17 PM   #2 
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My little boy does, but he's small and they don't fit in his mouth.
I give him two every other day.
Is that too much for a 1 1/2 inch Betta (nose to tail)?
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:45 AM   #3 
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I think that sounds perfectly fine. :)
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:17 AM   #4 
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I've had a couple new bettas that spit them out and ate them again. I always laugh because it seems like they're saying "eww that's gross", than when they start 'chewing' they're like "hmmm maybe that's not so bad".lol
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:19 AM   #5 
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lol!
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:04 AM   #6 
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Okay.(: I was a little worried. I mainly give him the sinking ones because he seems to notice them better.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:21 AM   #7 
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Tippy will only eat food off the bottom. So if a pellet starts to sink, she'll grab it, swim down with it, spit it out, and repeat until it sinks to the floor.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:02 AM   #8 
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I'm not always there to feed him, so i like that it floats on top for a moment before sinking so he gets an idea that there is food. He was lethargic when I last left him so i hope with the heating lamp he's doing a lot better.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:29 PM   #9 
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A few of mine do that! Oliver does it the most! He is very slow at catching his food! LOL if it starts to sink, he doesn't even bother to go get it.. he just looks at me like... Uhhh are you gonna get that? :)
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:52 PM   #10 
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Scooter will gather two half in/out of mouth and scoot around for a while and then (poof) next thing ya know ..GONE!!?
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