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Old 03-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #21 
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I feed my girls the flakes and they go crazy. Makes it easier for everyone to get their fair share. I mix in other things too like New Life Spectrum, Atisons (I think thats what its called) and Hikari. If you compare the crude protein of all, the flakes and Hikari have the highest % so I don't see anything wrong with them. I am guessing the NLS and Atisons just have better quality protein?
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:43 PM   #22 
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" I am guessing the NLS and Atisons just have better quality protein?"

I asked them (NLS) about that & they said it wasn't really the amount of protein that is the most important, but the TYPE & QUALITY! I do feed NLS, but not the Betta Formula. I feed the Growth Formula with 50% protein & 9% fat and the pellets are TINY & my guys LOVE it!!! I feed that four days a week, Golden Pearls (60% protein) twice a week & fast one day a week.

There is just SO much controversy regarding bettas & flakes, I am having a hard time deciding - LOL!
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:10 PM   #23 
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OK - picked some BettaMin up this afternoon since I was at the store. I don't normally feed more than once a day, BUT since tomorrow is their fasting day & I couldn't WAIT to see if the "kids" would like it, I went ahead and gave them each a pinch.

Each & every one of my 11 boys scarfed it down!!! :) :) :)
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:23 PM   #24 
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I tried feeding my Scuzi the pellets, he'd nibble on the pellet and spit it out (mighta been too big). I tried the flakes, he'd do the same. Now however I crush the flakes up really tiny and he thrashes about to scarf them down.
Crud I just looked at the jar while reading this thread, now he's getting all twitchy >.>
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:14 PM   #25 
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Well, after giving the "kids" two SMALL feedings of BettaMin with a fasting day in between, one of my guys has a gut! Not horrid, but it's there. :(

Showed him a mirror and he flared & pooped, so hopefully that will help.

So, the BettaMin is now mixed in with the flakes I feed my guppies & my community tank.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:13 AM   #26 
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My Ex-husband did that whenever he looked into the mirror, also. Lion Mom..lol..sorry, I can't stop laughing....ha..ha..ha...I mean it, I just can't stop laughing...Oh, I crack myself up sometimes...lol...Not meaning to get off topic.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:36 AM   #27 
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My Ex-husband did that whenever he looked into the mirror, also. Lion Mom..lol..sorry, I can't stop laughing....ha..ha..ha...I mean it, I just can't stop laughing...Oh, I crack myself up sometimes...lol...Not meaning to get off topic.
OK - that is friggin' FUNNY!!!! I have one of those (an ex-husband) from years ago, so I know JUST where you are comin' from!

I have never had a problem with my guys eating flakes on the rare occasion I offer them.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:50 AM   #28 
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My Ex-husband did that whenever he looked into the mirror, also. Lion Mom..lol..sorry, I can't stop laughing....ha..ha..ha...I mean it, I just can't stop laughing...Oh, I crack myself up sometimes...lol...Not meaning to get off topic.
omg, that was just amazing, lmao
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Suggestion: I don't know if you have already tried this method when feeding flakes. When I had community tanks to get the flakes to the bottom of the tank when flakes where on the menu for that feeding, I used a cup and put some tank water in it. I soaked the flakes for about 15 or 20 minutes. This makes them expand by getting the air out because they do contain a certain amount of air. After they have soaked, I slowly poured the cup containing the flakes into the tank. They don't sink quickly and all fish get a chance to eat flakes even the bottom feeders. Now, when feeding flakes to the one Betta only that I have, I soak one or two flakes depending upon the size of the flake. This gets the air out and it will make the flake dense because of the absorbtion of water. Not as dense as a pellet but not as light as a flake right out of the container. I have not had a problem with any fish getting bloat from flakes by using this method.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:42 AM   #30 
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That would probably work, but I am going to just stick to what I have been doing for about the past year (two different pellets w/one fasting day) without any problems.
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