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Old 09-02-2010, 10:39 PM   #1 
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Arrow Overeating...?

Greetings, I just got my Betta yesterday. I went to feed him tonight when I got home, and I was going to feed him one pellet at a time until he stops eating. The back of the container says 2-4 pellets, and I read on several websites that if its not live food a Betta will stop eating when he is full. It is only live food he will over eat, and risk obesity, or death. So anyway, I get up to 7 pellets and he is still looking up waiting for the 8th. I was scared he was eating too much so I stopped, but then he didn't seem full. Is there a danger of feeding him too many pellets? Is it not true that Bettas do not overeat on non live food? Thanks for you advice in advance.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #2 
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Try feeding 1 pellet in the am and 1 in the pm.

Or if its live food, just one bloodworm a day. Or freezedried brine shrimp cube cut in half.

Gotta remember a bettas stomache is about the size of their eye!

Thats my feeding schedule. :)

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Old 09-02-2010, 11:08 PM   #3 
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Thank you for the advice! If I may inquire, how long have had your Betta fish on this feeding regime?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:10 PM   #4 
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Umm my oldest one in 2 years old (and tip top shape), newest I got today.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:22 PM   #5 
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Greetings, I just got my Betta yesterday. I went to feed him tonight when I got home, and I was going to feed him one pellet at a time until he stops eating. The back of the container says 2-4 pellets, and I read on several websites that if its not live food a Betta will stop eating when he is full. It is only live food he will over eat, and risk obesity, or death. So anyway, I get up to 7 pellets and he is still looking up waiting for the 8th. I was scared he was eating too much so I stopped, but then he didn't seem full. Is there a danger of feeding him too many pellets? Is it not true that Bettas do not overeat on non live food? Thanks for you advice in advance.
You are deffinatly feeding too much only 3-4 pellets a day.You can feed them in any order by spliting them up once a day or twice a day I feed mine once a day.Bettas are little piggys there stomachs are only as big as there eye though.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:22 PM   #6 
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Thank you again, so obviously they can thrive on 2 pellets per day then. Perhaps the food distributor just wants you to go through more pellets quicker, so you have to buy more often.
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Thank you again, so obviously they can thrive on 2 pellets per day then. Perhaps the food distributor just wants you to go through more pellets quicker, so you have to buy more often.
Exactly. They don't give a dang about the care of your fish. They care about $$.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:29 PM   #8 
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Now should blood worms be given as a treat say once or twice a week, or do some use them as the staple diet?
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I use as a weekly treat, some disagree though. They're generally more expensive if you buy frozen, and are more fatty if I'm correct.
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Sounds good!
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