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Old 07-14-2010, 01:33 AM   #1 
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best food for betta

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/10485/product.web

well my previous betta that i had for a year survived on that alone, now that i am going to get a new betta for my 20g high tank, i was wondering what other types of food i can give it

i was planning on getting:

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...35&pcatid=9035
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...6&pcatid=13936

which is better of the two?

what do you think? are these better than what i have been feeding? what are you folks feeding your bettas? ty for the help
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:01 AM   #2 
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As you probably already know, bettas have to have a varied diet for them to get all their nutrients. What was recommended to me, and that I have ordered and am getting soon, is Atison's Betta Pellets that are really good for the fish. A betta can't live off bloodworms alone, its like a human living only on junk food. I can't say much in the way of brine shrimp or the tropical medley stuff. Some other people can give you some good opinions too. :)
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:15 AM   #3 
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what other food are you planning to feed your betta instead of the pellets?
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:18 AM   #4 
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I have freeze-dried bloodworms that I soak in the tank water for 5 minutes to release the air so they don't get bloated and am only going to use them as a supplemental treat once my Atison's comes in. :)
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:22 AM   #5 
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As ajones said, your betta will love the bloodworms and brine shrimp, but unfortunately those are supposed to be their occasional indulgences rather than the main course.

I also heard that you're supposed to drench live foods in garlic juice to kill microorganisms before serving to your bettas.

Currently I'm feeding my guys New Life Spectrum (Betta formula):

http://www.bigalsonline.com/edealinv...LAID=511402007

Most of them get two pellets twice per day, and one of them gets small pinches of the NLS Growth formula four times a day. Sometimes I soak the pellets in garlic juice because the garlic's good for their immune systems. The only drawback is that the pellets sink easily when soaked in garlic...but the fish are little piggies who chase the sinking pellets and snap 'em up.


Hikari Bio-Gold is also pretty good. I once had a betta to whom I only gave two Hikari pellets once a day (I was misinformed... two is too few) and he somehow got really huge within three months of having him.

But anyway, I decided to give New Life Spectrum a go because it's organic.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:25 AM   #6 
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thnx ajones ^_^

@randomfish i was checking on hikari bio gold and was planning to get them, i am probably going to get that New Life Spectrum as well, i know that hikari makes some of the best fish food out there, i was just wondering what else i could feed my betta ^_^ ty for the help

so New Life Spectrum and Hikari Bio gold pellets it is =]
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I was thinking Hikari as well but then I was informed that yes, it WAS good, but they recently had a formula change and its not as good as it was. So its really up to you about the Hikari but it wasn't recommended to me. The New Life Spectrum and Atison's were the two things highly recommended to me. :)
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what were the changes? hikari is suppose to have A LOT of vitamins on them, so that was one reason i was thinking of getting it
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I'm not entirely sure what the changes were. That's something for someone else to cover. I'd go for the Life Spectrum, Atison's Betta Pellets or the Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets. :) Can't go wrong with them.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:57 AM   #10 
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okay np, ty for all the help =] my tank should be cycled in about a week or two, im at the last part of it where i just need to wait for my nitrites to go down and ill be ready for a betta ^_^ ty for all the help
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