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Old 01-03-2011, 11:40 AM   #1 
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Feeding a Plakat

Marcos is my first plakat and I know they are larger then the average betta. I've been used to feeding my little girl who was about half the size of Marcos.

I was wondering what's a good amount to feed him daily? I have Hikari Betta Bio-Gold. I've been feeding him 2 pellets in the morning and 2 in the evening. I'm not sure how much of those he eats since he is still unsure of me and me feeding him (although he is catching on quickly). I also fast one day a week.
Once he's used to the pellets, I'll throw in a bloodworm treat during the week too.
So, is this too little? Too much? Just right?
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #2 
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I guess I'll stick with this routine then.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:16 PM   #3 
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Sounds like a good routine. I don't think fasting is necessary though. Since he's a plakat, I would feed him two in the morning and 3 at night.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #4 
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I just got a plakat a few weeks ago. I have been feeding 4 or 5 pellets daily with frozen bloodworms once a week or so. He seems to be doing fine with it.
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There's really no difference in feeding...but plakats have shorter fins...thus easier swimming and less use of energy.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:55 PM   #6 
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Ah, I figured it changed with the larger body.

My girl ate 2 pellets a day because if she ate more then that, she'd be bloated!
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