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Old 09-26-2010, 08:46 PM   #1 
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Question Question About Food

Can you feed TetraColor Tropical Granules to Bettas? Just wondering. My mom doesn't want to buy different kinds of food.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:50 PM   #2 
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I was wondering too. I have betta flakes, but I also have tropical flakes too. I don't know what to do with them.
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Oh, lol.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:13 PM   #4 
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Tropical flakes aren't really for bettas. If you check out what's in there compared to good betta food (I'm going to use pellets because they are easier to feed, less messy, and more nutritious than flakes), you'll see in the tropical flakes there is a heck of a lot of grains, and other ingredients, which means even though there is a source of meat as the first ingredient, there probably isn't much of any one ingredient. Betta pellets on the other hand tend to have fewer ingredients and more meat than grains.

Betta pellets are really cheap, and can be relatively good quality and practically last your fish a life time. I use Top Fin betta bites color enhancer, it was maybe 4 dollars most, and at the rate I'm using them (3 pellets soaked twice a day 6 days a week per fish), I'll probably have them a looooong time. Even if I grossly overfed it'd last a while.
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I'm not using flakes. I'm using granules. Little pellet-like things. They sink too.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #6 
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Well, it might follow the same general idea. Check out the ingredients, and look at the ratio of wheat to meat. Chances are the wheat is more than the meat, and that there are many ingredients, no? Even though there is more the the first ingredient than the others behind it, when the ingredients are something like mean, grain A, grain B, grain C, grain D, grain E, meat B, grain F, Grain G, Grain H, and so on, then there's definately more grains than meat in the food. Bettas are carnivores, and need more meat than wheat in their diets.
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It has stuff like fish meal and soybean meal, corn, yeast, and stuff. Only one wheat ingredient. I'll try to get Betta pellets though. Thanks for the tips.
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Yeah, but in the wild bettas don't eat corn, soy beans, etc XD

Getting him betta food is definately a good idea, in the long run he will be healthier. :)
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