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Old 04-05-2010, 11:40 PM   #1 
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Is it bad that I only feed my betta frozen blood worms and brine shrimp?

Because that's all I feed Charlie.
I, of course, cut the cubes into smaller pieces, then let it defrost in some of his tank water before feeding them to him.
I usually alternate them and then fast him for one day.
Should I try feeding pellets?
I tired once, and he wasn't interested.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:47 PM   #2 
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I don't know how nutritional the frozen brands are, but I would still suggest pellets (or flakes) as their staple food. So yes, I would invest. If he doesn't like it, looks like you'll have to buy a new one... However, since he's used to his treats for now, feed him for a week straight and force-feed if you have to.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:30 AM   #3 
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What kind of pellets or flakes would you suggest? And do I need to soak them first, before I feed them to him?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:59 AM   #4 
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I would recommend pellets. Wardleys, Hikari betta bio gold or Aqueon pellets.
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Alright, thank you! I'll go pick some up later today.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:00 AM   #6 
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its a little dificult that your betta eats pellets or flakes after been eating blood worms or brine shrimp...
try giving him some live food, that is better than the others foods...
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:10 AM   #7 
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Pellets should be the staple food and live food should be only given as a treat once or twice a week. They don't have a lot or any nutritional value for them. It's like humans eating junk food all the time.lol It'll probably take some time for him to get used to the pellets because the live food probably tastes better to him. I would suggest holding off on the live food until he eats the pellets so he realizes that that's his food and than give the live food once or twice a week.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:29 AM   #8 
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....Hikari betta bio gold....
Thats what i use.
Lucky LOVES it!
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #9 
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You have to be careful with live foods because they can contain parasites.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:17 AM   #10 
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Frozen food is actually really good for your fish. It is second only to live foods. Many breeders feed solely on live and frozen foods. The only reason pellets are so popular is because most pet betta owners don't have the time to thaw and feed frozen twice a day.

If you like what your doing and the fish seems healthy I say keep it up.. your fish is probably really happy with the arrangement.

Freeze Dried foods are the ones that should be fed sparingly because the nutritional value is lowered in the freeze drying process. The scale for fish food goes Live, Frozen, Pellet, Flake, Freeze Dried.
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