Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2010, 10:17 PM   #1 
etanico
New Member
 
etanico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feeding?

How often should I feed my Bettas per day? Per week?

I've always fed them 3-4 pellets, twice a day. Is that way too much?
etanico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:33 PM   #2 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Hello and welcome to the forum. Most people feed their bettas twice a day, 2-3 pellets each time. You can also feed them bloodworms, brine shrimp or daphnia. I feed mine all 3 once a week. You can get either freeze dried or frozen. Freeze dried needs to be rehydrated before feeding to prevent digestive problems.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:33 PM   #3 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
IMO its not. I feed my guys 3-4 pellets twice daily. BUT I also only feed 3-4 times a week so I never have problems with consitpation etc.

IMO as long as your betta is acting normally and doesn't look over fed (i.e. constipated or fat) he should be ok.

If you have females I would only feed 2 pellets unless you are conditioning them for breeding or something. Females are smaller so it makes sense that they wouldn't need as much food.
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 06:58 AM   #4 
BettaxFishxCrazy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
I feed my males 5 pellets a day (3 in the morning, 2 at night). I feed my females 3-4 a day (2 or in the morning and 1 or 2 at night. Candi is a big female so she gets 4 and my smaller one gets 3 really small pellets (I have to crush them). I also fast them every friday.
BettaxFishxCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 07:00 AM   #5 
bloo97
Member
 
bloo97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Georgia, CSA ;)
I feed Lucky 5 pellets @ night.
I feed Dragon 3 Pellets @ Night.
bloo97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 07:01 AM   #6 
bloo97
Member
 
bloo97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Georgia, CSA ;)
Quote:
I also fast them every friday.
What does that mean?
bloo97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 07:03 AM   #7 
brancasterr
Member
 
brancasterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by bloo97 View Post
What does that mean?
Meaning he doesn't feed them. Fasting means to abstain from all food.
:)
brancasterr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 07:09 AM   #8 
BettaxFishxCrazy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Lol I'm a girl. :P Bloo, I would do half in the morning and half at night. 5 pellets all at once is a lot on their stomachs (their stomachs are the size of their eye). Sorry, yes, fasting means that I don't feed them at all Fridays. It's good for their digestive system.
BettaxFishxCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feeding TTAMB Betta Fish Care 15 11-19-2009 10:16 PM
Feeding Questions - Fasting 1day/week? Feeding daphnia as a preventative? DreamOn Betta Fish Care 8 09-30-2009 03:13 PM
feeding cheapshot Betta Fish Care 6 01-22-2008 10:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.