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Old 08-27-2010, 07:42 AM   #1 
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feeding my fish

i feed my fish around 5 pellets each once a day, every other day, which is what the pet store recommended. the instructions say to feed them only what they can eat in a few minutes... which should i follow if they eat the pellets in less than a few mins.?
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:32 AM   #2 
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I guess I will be the first one to answer. The first thing you have to know is that Bettaís donít have very large stomachs, about the size of their eye, so overfeeding can be a problem. Also, theyíre little pigs and will eat if you keeping put food in the tank. So somewhere between 4 and 6 is good (Iím pretty sure thatís right, anyone want to correct me on this?) I feed mine twice a day to keep him from getting bloated, and most people fast their Betta once a week to let his digestion system clear out. I feed mine every day, right around 6 pellets. But I just the Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits, and the bits are pretty small, a couple of millimeters in length. What do you feed your Betta? It really depends on the food how much you should feed them.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:58 AM   #3 
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Most people feed their bettas 2-3 pellets twice a day.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:37 AM   #4 
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it depends, i have different things, like brine shrimp, pellets, bloodworms.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:58 AM   #5 
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What ever you feed, 3 once a day will do. Feed 1 or 2 as a snack after feeding is fine. Fast your betta once a week. Some times, I feed 4 once a day.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:57 AM   #6 
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Hi if you dont mind me asking, Whats "fast" your betta mean? Cheers,
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:33 AM   #7 
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it means a day were you dont feed your betta
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #8 
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What ever you feed, 3 once a day will do. Feed 1 or 2 as a snack after feeding is fine. Fast your betta once a week. Some times, I feed 4 once a day.
so if i feed my betta m-w-f-sat/sun, i would skip one of those days then?
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:59 PM   #9 
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No. Most people feed their bettas M-T-W-Th-F-Sat/Sun. Skipping one day out of the week to fast the bettas. If you are going to feed him every other day, you will need to keep a close eye on him to make sure he is eating enough. You also won't need to fast him, but fasting is never a big issue or that difficult. Personally, I would recommend feeding him everyday except one (to fast of course)
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:31 AM   #10 
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hm, that is what they recommended at the pet store so they do not crap so much and the water stays cleaner. it seems like my goldfish are doing fine. does anybody else do this? why would you recommend every day? this won't kill him if i keep on doing it this way, will it? are goldfish and bettas the same in the feeding process (i guess besides the fast-day...)?
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