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Old 04-27-2010, 01:24 PM   #1 
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What do you guys feed your bettas?

I have tried fish flakes, blood worm and pellets and I cant get him to eat. Even though he gets along with everyone in the community tank I am looking for a nice new tank just for him so I can keep an eye on his food intake. Is there anything anyone can suggest that he may eat?

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Old 04-27-2010, 01:38 PM   #2 
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How long have you had him? Does he get along well with the other fish you have with him? he could be stressed out. I feed mine Hikari pellets and freeze dried bloodworms.
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Yeah he gets along fine with the others, they stay out of his way and vice versa. I have had him since last Thursday and I've not had any trouble other than he wont eat. =(
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Sometimes it takes a while for them to adjust, one of mine took about a week plus until he decided he wanted to eat. be patient :)
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Thats good to know =) Ill just have to learn to be patient lol

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no problem :)
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #7 
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If he continues to not eat, try live food. Tubifex worms (black worms), brine or mystic shrimp. If he doesn't eat that...you may have to go interveinously! LOL.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:29 PM   #8 
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I feed mine Hikari pellets, with the store has them in stock. When they're out, I buy whichever other brand they have. I also feed freeze dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, frozen bloodworms, crumbled pieces of freeze dried tubifex worms, and the occasional spirulina flake or two.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:22 PM   #9 
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I have been feeding him King British freeze dried bloodworms but he just turns his nose up at them lol. Maybe hes still settling in, I've heard that if a betta is happy he will do a bubble nest is this true? Also how many times a day do you feed yours?

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Try some fresh garlic juice on his food, garlic is great for appetite stimulation, I use fresh crushed garlic in my homemade fish food and all my fish species love and thrive on it.... along with the spinach and shrimp.

A good varied diet is best IMO/E, sometimes feeding too much and too often of the freeze dried type fish foods can cause bloat issues, these type of foods are often best fed as a once or twice weekly treat, a good Betta pellet as a staple would be best and if you have access to live mosquito larva that are free of pollution/poison..etc.....Bettas love them.....

My adult Bettas get fed once a day 6 days a week with one day of fast, growing fish depending on growth and development stage get 2-4 times a day feedings.

And yes, a bubblenest is often a sign of being happy IMO/E
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