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Old 01-12-2011, 02:27 PM   #21 
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That's actually the same brand I'm using now. Calder adores it-- he hardly touched the pellets I had before. But these ones he's all over like white on rice. Especially when they start to sink-- he chases them like mad!
The thing with him is that it feels like some of them are bigger than others. Some seem to be the size of his old pellets-- but otehrs seem to be like. Half that size.

I think I'll stick with maybe giving him three or four in the morning, and three or four at night.
I guess I really overfed him then. I'll try what you do tomorrow. Bo does not take them floating though, he once in a while grabs one that is sinking but mostly he searches the gravel bottom and picks them that way. Maybe when there is less going in he will take them floating.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:46 PM   #22 
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I'd suggest feeding on bit of food at a time-- I drop one pellet, and let the fish chew it up. Then I feed the next one, and then the next after that. It keeps me from wasting food and keeps my tank cleaner. ^^
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:13 PM   #23 
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for my plakat (or bettas but R.I.P) they hate the huge pellets. when i went to Petco i bought the baby pellets and the plakat loves it. i think he'll live longer then the other 4.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:55 AM   #24 
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I'd suggest feeding on bit of food at a time-- I drop one pellet, and let the fish chew it up. Then I feed the next one, and then the next after that. It keeps me from wasting food and keeps my tank cleaner. ^^
I switched from the New Life Spectrum to "Betta Banquet" and giving one at a time as you suggested. He actually eats these pellets!

He is also looking more colorful and a bit darker......yea.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:01 PM   #25 
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I am a horrible owner I guess, because I give mine 6-7 a day. Around the time of night I feed him he starts jumping at the top of his tank haha. and he can see his jar of food, and he'll start swimming at it through the glass, it's so cute. I tried fasting him once, and he jumped at the top of his tank for ever trying to get food. So much for that.
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That was what threw me at first. There were no directions on the jar. LOL Can you tell I am a first time fish owner?
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That was what threw me at first. There were no directions on the jar. LOL Can you tell I am a first time fish owner?

Well, I'm not far in front of you either No instructions huh? That's a bit lapse on their part I would think, so I went on line in search of feeding instructions- no luck! the best I was able to do was this, for the NewLife Spectrum Thera A 1 MM (tiny) pellets:

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Feed twice daily. Amount should be able to be consumed by the fish within 1-2 minutes.

Sensible enough, but not very specific, especially if you've got voracious feeders like a couple of mine! Hope this helps.
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