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Old 05-10-2011, 10:37 AM   #1 
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best pellets?

hi there,

my boy eats hikari betta bio gold pellets, and seems to love them.

however, i notice the first ingredient is wheat.

i'd like to try another pellet.

what brand is best in your opinion, and why?

(i'm asking what is best nutritionally, not necessarily what your betta likes the best)

thanks so much!!
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:40 AM   #2 
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There are many good brands out there. I recommend pellets that have fish ingredient listed first. In addition I recommend 45% protein or more (at the very least 42%), there are even higher protein ones! :D

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Old 05-10-2011, 10:41 AM   #3 
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thanks denaliwind! seems very logical. ^_^ i'll keep my eye out for that.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:06 AM   #4 
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Not to confuse... I myself don't understand how it works, but high quality food such as New Life Spectrum only has 37% protein (?) however the first two ingredients are "Whole Antarctic Krill Meal, Whole Herring Meal..." Apparently something such as this with the right proteins, the low protein content is ok... Perhaps in comparison to the Nature Artisan Betta Crumble with a high protein content of 48% but with the first two ingredients of "Fish meal, soybean meal..." I would think if the majority of the protein is coming from soybean like in the Betta Crumble, then the low protein New Life Spectrum food would be better, or something like that, lol. XD
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:05 PM   #5 
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My betta gets Topfin pellets for most of his feedings although I substitute in frozen bloodworms on Sunday morning and don't feed at all on Fridays. (Fasting one day a week is good for your betta.)

Orphansparrow, your instinct is right. You want a betta food that doesn't have wheat as the first two ingredients. Fish first!
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:17 PM   #6 
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Sounds good! I feed Hikari as well, and I'm a bit disappointed in how my bettas look. They look okay, but I feel like they could look better.

Are the other pellets small enough for bettas to eat? I used to have Waldens, and they were HUGE. I was worried my fish would choke on them.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:46 PM   #7 
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I feed New Life Spectrum Growth Formula with 50% protein & 9% fat. The pellets are TINY so nobody has a problem eating them & they seem to LOVE them. :)
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #8 
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My boy gets omega one pellets and frozen bloodworms. The pellets are 42% protein, and the first three ingredients are fish
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:59 PM   #9 
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I prefer Atison's betta food. They float nicely and have good ingredients. I have hikari bio gold also which I feed in the morning and then Atison's for dinner. The pellets are also pretty small. I have NLS betta formula but the pellets sink fast which is irritating.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:09 PM   #10 
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What is wrong with wheat?
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