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Old 11-01-2010, 06:39 PM   #1 
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Natural Feeding Patterns

Animals find food first thing in the morning, so they have energy for the day. So I think that I should feed Lucky and Dragon in the morning, instead of night. Thoughts?

Also, I don't like fasting day. Yes, it may be good, but animals need food to function. So that is why I don't do fasting day, if your curious.

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:01 PM   #2 
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I also feed in the morning - just seems right to me. :)

I DO fast them one day a week (Sunday) since they don't have the space to expend a ton of energy that they would in the wild.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:28 PM   #3 
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I feed am & pm. In the wild they are probably always looking for food.

I don't fast but I do cut out the am feeding on weekends.

I think it depends on how active your betta is & how much space it has.
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I do cut back, but I don't stop feding on those days. :P
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:29 AM   #5 
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I don't like comparing splendens to wild bettas because in the wild splendens would die within a couple of days. Betta splendens are a domesticated species and it is impossible to compare domestic animals to wild animals, even of the same species.

I feed twice daily, sometimes three times a day if I'm conditioning breeders. I fast at least once a week because unless your feeding your fish live foods (which is what they would be eating "in the wild") your fish needs a day to be able to fully process all the extra crap that is in pellets. Also, a fish in a tank gets virtually no exercise when compared to a fish in the wild. Even if there is a current in the tank and you flare them to a mirror every day they still don't do as much as a fish in the wild would. Fasting is a way to keep them from getting overweight (which is a problem with domesticated fish, many people over feed and don't even realize it).
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