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Old 03-04-2011, 12:51 PM   #11 
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"These are the first five ingredients in order of the tropical small fish food by NLS: Whole Antarctic Krill Meal, Whole Herring Meal, Whole Wheat Flower, Algae Meal, and Soybean Isolate. It says the crude protein is at minimum 48%."

Krill - yup, that's a 'meat' - protein
Herring - Yup, that's a 'meat' - protein
Whole Wheat flour - ummm, not a fish food - found in a lot of fish food, however.
I suspect it's the 'glue' that's used to hold the pellets and flakes together.
Algae meal - veggies
Soybean Isolate - veggie protein source

That doesn't sound bad, betta-wise. I note that my two favorite brands, Omega One and Hakari betta pellets also include wheat products and a veggie.

There are other options to feed your betta. The are the 'natural' sources like frozen and freezed dried worms, daphina and such... or live - you can raise your own brine shrimp, for example.

It's good to feed a mix of foods... a little bit of something different each day, so your betta gets a well rounded diet.

I personally have not fed my bettas anything but flakes and pellets (and ghost shrimp - but that's another story for another day). I'm worried about the frozen foods being spoiled - from partially thawing/re-freezing on its way to me. Live critters (worms, etc.) can harbor parasites and bacterias. So, my betta's diet is restricted in that sense - by my paranoia, lol!

My bettas get food from five different sources (including the low protein food I put in for the bottom feeders, which is more plant oriented). They are colorful and growing, so I'm not too worried about them.

You'll find other betta keepers here on the forum have different food sources they swear by... so ask around, and see what they are using.

Also, one last thing... after about 6 months, any opened dry fish food may lose signifigant nutritional value... something to keep in mind...
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Ok thank you! :)
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #13 
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lmao tito the fat tabby sorry that's just too cute... makes me wish I were allowed to have cats.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #14 
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Haha he is really fat and old, like 14 years. I love cats, they are so crazy. My boyfriend has one that sort of talks/chirps.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:19 PM   #15 
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I have a cat that never shuts up... just like her owner! :)

She's a barnyard calico shorthair, but she talks as much as a siamese. We think it is because she had kittens, and so had to be vocal to call to them...
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:42 PM   #16 
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growing up I had an orange american short hair... named him salemn he was the best had him until I moved to college then he was killed... mom said he got hit by a car she left him in the basement to suffer until I got home... poor thing tried to come to me with a broken back I cried and spent the whole night with him... gave him some pain killers and he slowly drifted away... he didn't need to suffer like that...
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:47 PM   #17 
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OMG, that's so sad! :*(
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Oh my that is so horrible! She could have taken him to the vet :/
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she didn't care enough too he suffered like that for 2 weeks until I came home
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That is so sad, I am sorry that happened, but I'm glad you were with him at the end.
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