Recently I got my betta and noticed that he eats a pellet, tries to swallow, spits it back out, and repeat. At times when I'm changing his water, I found his spitted pellets buried in the gravel and I'm worrying if he will starve... For his pellets, which is the Aqua Culture brand, I cut them in halves and feed it individually to him.
I read that bettas should be given a variety of food so they won't get bored (and because they probably doesn't like the pet store pellets). So...
1.) I'm wondering what other foods are available to feed them besides pellets, brine shrimps, and blood worms? (like are goldfish flakes safe for them?)
2.) I haven't tried to feed brine shrimps and blood worms to him yet... but how much do these usually cost?
Thanks in advance for reading/helping!