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Old 04-17-2011, 08:16 PM   #1 
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Question about feeding

After going through a few different foods, I've settled on frozen food and was wondering how much/many to feed my Scuzi.
On my first day he missed most of them and hid from the spoon. Today he went right for the spoon and gobbled them all up.

Just need to make sure I'm feeding him the right amount, I know he'd keep eating no matter how many I offered.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:46 PM   #2 
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What kind of frozen food are you feeding? Bettas thrive on variety, too - so try to vary at least one of the meals each day.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:57 PM   #3 
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frozen blood worms. OFL suggested live to help him recover from his tailbiting. Frozen is the best I can do for him for now.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:20 AM   #4 
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Fish stomach is about the size of its eye. Frozen blood worms are ok, but as it was mentioned already, try to feed variety of food. Healthy betta should have a nice rounder tummy. I also fast my boys one day a week.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:31 PM   #5 
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You could try doing what I've done.

Since I've got several fish, they kind of just... fight for it. That sounds terrible, but try as I might, they snatch food from each other. I end up feeding them little bits throughout the day. I feed them tiny, tiny amounts (like 1-3 worms at a time) until they stop eating, betta included.

I've seen Jabu-Jabu down 6 pellets at a time. My danios... holy... my fattest female just packs on the pounds. :P
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:44 PM   #6 
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I would not feed them until they stop eating. They'll end up eating themselves to death.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:55 PM   #7 
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Fish stomach is about the size of its eye. Frozen blood worms are ok, but as it was mentioned already, try to feed variety of food. Healthy betta should have a nice rounder tummy. I also fast my boys one day a week.
I fast my fish on Friday. The rest of the week, he gets three pellets twice a day except Sunday when he gets 3 bloodworms for his first feed. My betta is a very active guy. :)

Frozen is definitely a better choice than freeze dried.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:41 PM   #8 
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I might have to add plants to his list of food... he attacked one of them and tried to scarf it tonight
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