Originally Posted by GobbleDog
After reading a lot of these Beta posta, one thing is becoming apparent. Either I'm a horrible Beta owner or yall baby your fish too much. I change 100% of my Beta's water every 2 weeks, I don't use a filter, and everyday I feed him til he won't eat anymore.
It's me, isn't it? :(
Well, let me put it to you this way, if I were to feed my mare until she couldnt eat anymore, she would eat 40+ pounds of hay, mix in some grain and carrots, and completely colic with have liquid diarrhea. 3-4 pellets everyother day is good, and 3-4 bloodworms the other day is about what one betta needs, give or take bloodworms or pellets, add flakes, etc. Fish have teeny stomachs, but huge eyes (dont we all?) so you have to set their diet, not them.
As for water changes, I would every week, because yours is unfiltered, and im assuming its a bowl or tiny tank, it gets dirtier quicker. Stans was disgusting last night, and it had been 7 days.
But yes, I do spoil my bettas, they are both my babies :)
And thanks Blue!