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Old 05-04-2011, 04:53 PM   #1 
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never used to eat.. now he is constantly starving!

So Eddie Money will eat every flake that hits the surface but will not eat a pellet. Whatever!
I'm so happy now when I come home and tap on his tank he rushes to the top waiting to eat! I'm so proud!

But how many flakes or amount should I feed him?

The instructions say "feed once or twice daily as much as your fish can consum within sereval minutes" ... Lol. That could be the whole can. Not really, but that seems like a lot.

The food is called "BettaMin".
If this helps any:
Min crude protein 48.0%
Min crude fat: 10.0%
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #2 
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Generally a good rule of thumb is to feed twice a day and remove any uneaten food after a couple of minutes. Also feed six days and fast one day a week. My betta is used to the feeding routine and knows when to come up to the feeding hatch. It might be the same for your betta. These guys will eat way too much if you let them. Keep in mind their stomach is the size of their eye.

I found flakes harder to consistently feed the same amount.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #3 
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Just a tiny pinch of flakes... it goes a long, long way...
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:39 PM   #4 
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Agree with HereFF:

Fish don't know when to stop eating, and a couple of minutes is a long time! Just a tiny pinch of flake food should be OK. And as CanuckF says, 6 days food, 1 day off.

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Old 05-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #5 
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As others have stated Betta's will eat and eat and eat if you let them so it's up to the owners for control.

Tank raised Betta's share a natural instinct with their wild counterparts. Wild Betta aren't guaranteed a meal the next day so if they happen upon a food source will gourge themselves cause the next meal may not come for months...
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:52 PM   #6 
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2 pellets 2 times a day
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:05 PM   #7 
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2 pellets 2 times a day
Since different brands of pellets are different sizes, I don't think you can say that as a hard & fast rule.

I like the "stomach is approx. the size of the eye" rule, myself.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:06 PM   #8 
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