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Old 02-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #1 
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How much food?

First of all, I appreciate all the help in my other thread. This one will be a little more focused.

I have read the 3-4 pellets 2x a day. What size pellets are we talking about here? The really really tiny ones?


My concern is, tonight as I am sitting here, I am watching my betta pick up pieces of the gravel at the bottom, and then putting them back down (as if he were trying to see if it was food or not). Does this mean he is hungry / I should feed him more? I just don't want to over feed him.


If you do treat them to a bloodworm, how many should he get? Is this in place of the meal of Betta food?


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Old 02-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #2 
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Yes, 3 pellets twice a day is fine, although I do 2 pellets twice a day. If he seems to be picking for food, he may still be hungry, but If you've already fed him as much as recommended for the day, he probably doesn't need any more. A treat of bloodworms should be used in place of a meal, otherwise they may get bloated. It's best to feed bloodworms no more than twice a week.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:35 PM   #3 
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Sounds good. I don't want to over feed him.

How's the live food thing work?
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:55 PM   #4 
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With regard to the bloodworms, I seriously only feed two or three in the evening, switching off to a bit of brine shrimp alternately. (Morning meal i feed a few micro pellets and a bit of flake).
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #5 
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Live food? I was talking about freeze dried bloodworms. I've never used live food.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #6 
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Live food? I was talking about freeze dried bloodworms. I've never used live food.

Freeze Dried food =Bloat Heaven.

Always get constipation if i feed my guy freeze dried bloodworms even when their hydrated...

I feed Frozen(thawed) bloodworms Daily and have never ever had any issues.
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My fish never get bloated from the freeze dried stuff. Also, I rarely feed it more than once a week.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #8 
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I can't tell if this is just the shape of the betta, or if I have fed it too much....

(tried pictures, but it moves too fast for my phone) SO I tried a video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk_ddOvxvMw
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:30 PM   #9 
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I've never had any prblems with freeze dried stuff either. I feed daphnia once a week and brine shrimp once a week. I don't feed bloodworms much anymore. I guess I'm to lazy to soak them. lol
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:36 PM   #10 
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I'm not a betta fish expert but your boy looks slightly bloated. If I were you I would cut back on feeding him. Fast him for three days or maybe a week. That will help his bloat. Lol it was kinda hard to tell at first because your fish looks a lot bigger than mine :P
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