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Old 01-31-2010, 02:17 AM   #1 
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feed amount

I am curious what is a recommended amount of time to feed a Betta? I used to only feed him once, just recently changed it to twice a day, he been alive for a little over a year, of course now he has a bulge so I'm wondering if maybe I'm feeding him too much, or if maybe hes got another disease with his popeye which I did ask about in the disease section.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:42 AM   #2 
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most feed their betta 2-3 pellets twice a day.
Fast their bettas once a week.
and as a special treat(usually once a week) bloodworms (re-hydrated freeze-dryed/frozen) or daphina (usually frozen)

Hopefully someone can come along to correct me soon. :)

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Old 01-31-2010, 07:27 AM   #3 
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I give my Betta 4-5 pellets two or three times a day.
He has no bulge though.. how many pellets do you give at a time?
Hopefully he doesn't have any illness!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:00 AM   #4 
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I feed mine 2 pellets in the morning and 2 in the evening and I fast once a week. Mine also get freeze dried daphnia, bloodworms and brine shrimp once a week in place of pellets.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:37 AM   #5 
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Always remember, a betta's stomach is about the size of his eye.

Every betta eats a different amount; a young betta may only be able to finish 2 pellets in a sitting while a full-grown betta (one you've had for about a year) may eat 6 no problem.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:41 AM   #6 
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I do the same thing ad DQ but my bettas get 3 meals of blood worm a week, basically because my sisters ADF get them every other day and I want to get rid of some of the extra.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:46 PM   #7 
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I feed mine 2 to 3 pellets twice a day and fast them on Saturdays.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:25 PM   #8 
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fast them, what do you mean by that specifically? Like not feed them till the next day??
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:37 PM   #9 
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Pick one day out of the week and not feed them for that one day.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:33 PM   #10 
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ah ok thank you.
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