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Old 11-02-2010, 04:08 PM   #1 
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is this a good feeding schedule?

well, I finally found a brand of pellets my little betta gourmet Lonnie will eat! it's Aqeon betta pellets:
so here is my feeding plan:
Monday: 2 pellets
Tuesday: 1 fd bloodworm
Wednesday: 2 pellets
Thursday1 fd bloodworm
Friday: 2 pellets
Saturday: 3 pieces of fd brine shrimp (each about the size of this dash -)
Sunday: fast
is this a good feeding plan? are the pellets I bought any good?
thank you very much for your help!
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:51 PM   #2 
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I'm also trying to make a somewhat consistent feeding schedule for my betta so I am interested is this answer as well.

Isn't 2 pellets kinda skimpy? The containers all say to feed them as much as they will eat in a few mins.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:53 PM   #3 
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well, maybe... but a betta's stomach is only the size of their eyeball...
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #4 
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3-4 pellets a day is a max!!!!! remember they can and will expand in their stomachs!!
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:20 PM   #5 
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I'll settle for 3. But only once a day?
The food instructions are ridiculous. My pellets say several times a day and as much as they will eat within a few mins. Crazy....
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:32 PM   #6 
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yes but one bloodworm isn't very much too

I would say (depending on size) 2-4 bloodworms AT LEAST
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:35 PM   #7 
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ok then. I was just worried because I read that if you over feed them they will get bloat and swim bladder disorder...
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So for now alternate 3 pellets and 4 worms?
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:09 PM   #9 
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yeah...
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Feeding according to packages isn't a good idea because, well, pretty much any betta will try to eat the whole package if you let them.

Yeah, a good way to figure out how much to feed is that their stomach is about the size of their eye.

So most people (myself included) feed them twice a day, with a total of 4-6 pellets. However, if you find your betta bloats, you feed him less.

Here is my schedule:

Monday- 2 pellets in the morning, 2/3 at night
Tuesday- 2 pellets in the morning (different brand), 1 pellet and a piece of FD brine shrimp
Wednesday- Same as Monday
Thursday- One FD bloodworm in the morning, and one at night
Friday- 2 pellets in the morning (one of each brand), 2/3 at night
Weekends-Fasting

Don't forget to presoak all of your betta's food in some tank water before you feed it to them! Pellets and FD foods will expand inside your betta otherwise and can cause bloat or constipation.
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