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Old 07-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #1 
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Betta Daily Meal Plan (Plate du Jour!)

I know this is like the bajillionth food question thread, but I haven't found anything like it in my searches.

My question is this - what *exactly* do you feed your betta every day, in what order and how much? I understand they need a variety to be healthy, what kinds of foods that are healthy and so on, but I'm an analytical sort who likes specifics.

I'm looking for something like this:

Daily Meal Plan
  • Morning - 1 pellet
  • Midday - 1 frozen brine shrimp
  • Evening - 2 pellets
  • Sundays - Betta Pot Roast (aka 1 freeze-dried bloodworm)
  • Mondays - fast
(no idea if this is any good, just an example)

So what do you say, Betta Mums and Pops? What does your Betta's daily meal plan look like? I'd really appreciate seeing your menus
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:24 PM   #2 
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Everyone has their way of feeding it seems. I feed morning and night and if I am feeding pellets that day they get 2 pellets each feeding. I also feed frozend foods. I use a dropper when I feed these foods and put a drop of bloodworms, glassworms, brineshrimp in for them.

Sometimes I will feed the pellets in the morning and the frozen foods at night.

But bettas are like puppies they will eat until they bust. If you see your betta with a huge belly, that is not good cut back on the feedings.

I have read in several articles where it says that a fish's stomach is the size of their eye ball.

If you betta seems bloated looking skip that feeding, they will not starve.

More is not always better when it comes to feeding.

Hope this helps
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:18 PM   #3 
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Mine get 2 pellets morning and night. One day a week, they get 2 frozen bloodworms at night, one day they get 2 freeze dried bloodworms at night, and one day is a fast day. I also am going to get frozen brine shrimp to feed one night a week.

So basically, pellets in the morning frozen food at night with a day of fasting.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:58 PM   #4 
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I'm in the process of looking up different kinds of food for my betta's but this is what I've been doing:

Monday

AM - Freeze Dried Bloodworms
Males: 3-4
Females: 2-3

PM -Tetra Bettamin Flakes
Everyone: tweezer pinch of flakes (un-eaten portions removed from tanks)

Tuesday

AM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

PM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

Wednesday

AM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

PM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

Thursday

AM - Freeze Dried Bloodworms
Males: 3-4
Females: 2-3

PM -Tetra Bettamin Flakes
Everyone: tweezer pinch of flakes

Friday

AM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

PM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

Saturday

AM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

PM - NLS* Betta Pellets
Males: 3 pellets
Females: 2 pellets

Sunday

Fast Day

*NLS - New Life Source Betta Pellets

This is the current schedule but like I said before, I'm researching a different diet for my babies. I'm considering adding in frozen types and reducing the pellets but this isn't for sure just yet. Hope this helps! ^^
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:08 PM   #5 
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Monday: Fast day
Tuesday: 1 Hikari pellet in the morning, 2 at night
Wednesday: 1 Hikari pellet in the morning, 2 at night
Thursday: 1 Hikari pellet in the morning, 2 at night
Friday: 1 Hikari pellet in the morning, pea at night
Saturday: Bloodworms
Sunday: Bloodworms

I developed this schedule a little while ago but recently it's unofficially changed to Friday night and Saturday morning is the fasting, as I'm not at home then. In future it's likely to change again. :D
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:52 PM   #6 
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Thanks everyone for sharing what they do!

I realize that feeding is a personalized affair and what works for some may not work for others. I just find it really interesting to see what everyone else does :)
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:49 PM   #7 
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Ashleigh, why do you regularly feed peas? I would not recommend. Instead, try a fasting day. Peas arent natural and can have adverse effects.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:55 AM   #8 
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If you read the first line, it says fasting day. What I didn't include in the post was only feeding the pea every 2-3 weeks.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:54 AM   #9 
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I feed frozen foods in the morning, and a pellet at night. I fast on fridays. :)
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:38 AM   #10 
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Hmm, it makes me want to mix it up with some leftover flakes from my grandma's 100000year old betta.

I normally feed:
AM: 2 pellets
PM: 1 pellet

Sunday is fasting day
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