Haha, bettas do love bloodworms. Too bad we can't get them to understand bloodworms are just treats, like candy bars are to humans. Okay, if you are feeding the Aqueon still, I'd say you could probably feed her two still if they aren't *that* much bigger than Top Fin, especially if you only feed her twice a day. If you're concerned about her getting enough protein on Aqueon then feed her three pellets for one meal and two for another (five pellets a day).
For pellets, I'd suggest Hikari Betta Bio-Gold or Hikari Micropellets. Betta Bio-Gold doesn't have as much protein as Top Fin either and it does have wheat meal but it's small enough for a betta. Off hand I can't think of other pellets that would be besides the ones I put out there. Of course, you can always crumble flakes if you want, but that may get messy.
Bettas are funny. Just like humans, they get bored with what they eat so it's best to feed them a variety of different foods. This way, you are also assured they will be getting all the nutrition they need because if one food lacks it, another will surely have it. I feed mine two freeze-dried bloodworms in the morning, Top Fin Betta Bits in the evening, and Hikari Betta Bio-Gold before bed. Sometimes I switch the order around just to keep my guy off track. That way, he doesn't know what to expect so he can't go on a hunger protest until he gets what he wants. If you still want to feed Top Fin because of its high protein, then offer it to her and then remove it after a few minutes when she refuses to eat (you don't want it dirtying up the water). A little fasting won't hurt her and she may learn that will be all she's getting. If she keeps refusing for several days, of course, then you're outta luck with Top Fin.
Gotta stop moving the food containers around now. My guy thinks he's going to eat. :)
Edit: Just looked online at Petco.com. You could also try Tetra BettaMin Tropical Medley. It has 48% protein. NutraFin Max Color Enhancing Betta Flakes have 46% protein. NutraFin says it also has freeze-dried bloodworms added "for maximum palatability."
Last edited by Sakura8; 05-18-2011 at 02:33 AM.
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