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Old 03-02-2010, 12:43 AM   #11 
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I would still buy Hikari. Unfortunately, my Petsmart doesn't sell it. They sell Hikari everything else.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:04 AM   #12 
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Everyone is up in arms because the first ingredient listed is wheat germ when it used to be fish meal.. But I don't think that necessarily means that the pellets are mostly wheat.. just that there is a higher percentage of wheat to the other ingredients.

Kelly explained it really well.. Me not so much.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:11 AM   #13 
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Hmmm, I only use pellets/flakes with fish meal or something similar as the first ingredient. So I kind of understand the boycott.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #14 
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Well the way I understand it.. its possible to have wheat as the first ingredient but still have the food be primarily fish meal.

Like for instance if you have 25% wheat that would be the first ingredient but then you have 20% fish meal and 10% salmon.. or what ever.. you would still have a higher percent of fish total.. I think thats too confusing??

Kelly528 would explain it a lot better.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:46 AM   #15 
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Contact allergy to wheat. Any fish foods without it?

My six year old is very sensitive to gluten (probably Celiac), and can even tell if a soap has wheat in it because it makes her itch immediately. She won't be sole caretaker for her betta (of course), but she would like to be able to feed it, with supervision, without risk.

Are there any betta foods that are free from wheat, barley, rye, and oat?

(Why should a betta eat cereal grains, anyways?)
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:06 PM   #16 
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Most commercial fish foods are going to have some wheat products in them. Wheat acts as a filler and also provides the fish with carbohydrates. Remember that even carnivorous animals require plant nutrients. A fish eats a bug but that bug has nutrients in its system from plants.

The only fish foods that aren't going to have grains in them are live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, blood worms, and beef heart.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:28 PM   #17 
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I use Omega One Betta Buffet flakes. it claims it never clouds the tanks low in ash and the first three ingredients are whole salmon, black cod, seafood mix (which is mostly invertebrates)
my Betta hates the pellets and just spits them out, the flakes he goes mad for, I just make sure the flakes are small so he can gobble them up in one or two bites
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