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Old 07-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #1 
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I feel terrible!

So this is my first betta and I LOVE him. I just realized that I've been overfeeding him like crazy. The food container literally says to feed several times a day in small amounts that can be eaten within 3 minutes. I've been feeding him probably 7-10 pellets twice a day for at least two weeks now. He acts completely fine and like he's always starving but now I'm scared he will get sick. I read that he should have a day of fasting once every week or two also. Will it hurt him if I let him fast tomorrow even though I've been feeding him so much regularly? And can I just go straight to feeding him the correct amount right away or should I back him down off so much food slowly?

Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:58 PM   #2 
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Don't worry, he should be fine. It won't hurt him to be fasted, nor should it hurt him to be given the proper 2-3 pellets twice daily right afterwards. Bettas will always gorge themselves, it is an instinct for them that probably carries over from before they were domesticated, seeing as wild bettas never know when their next meals are. :)
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Thank you! He'll have a proper diet from now on!
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