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Old 06-24-2011, 11:59 PM   #1 
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Food??????????????????

While at walmart today i picked up some new food cuz the food i have is alil old left over from a diff betta, and i read that pellets are a good choice so i bought alil thing of them, well even though they are called "mini" my Fred cant even eat them he just spits them out tries to eat again and spits it out again. The brand is TetraBetta floating mini pellets in the yellow far, has anyone else had this issue? and what is a good brand to buy?
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:10 AM   #2 
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Bettas have small mouths so even pellets made for bettas can be too big. I personally recommend New Life Spectrum Betta Formula (often at Petco) or Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets. But Tetra is not a bad brand, it's just not the best either. And with any pellet that is too big, Tetra or not, a few ways to make it easier for your guy to eat are to crush them into smaller bits or to presoak in tank water so that it is softer for the betta to eat. That way he can take a bite instead of having to try and swallow the thing whole.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:32 AM   #3 
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My one fish was so tiny when I got him he had the same troubles. What I did was I crushed the pellets to make them smaller for him. I have since switched to new life spectrum and my fish love those pellets....even my platys love those pellets!
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #4 
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Tanks! Ill take a look today when i pick up a new heater >.< i woke up and my tank went from 77 to 72, turned it up higher went to sleep and its at 70
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Thermometer malfunction? But I doubt it be on the safe side and get a new heater.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:16 PM   #6 
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I am on my third heater, I did a thread about it but it is awsome and now my tank is up to 80, i found that having the light on to has been helping to keep the temp up to about 75-76, also I found pellets that are smaller and when i dropped some in the tank Fred ate like a pig. Finally my tank is heated and Fred can eat his food easily.
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