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Old 08-19-2011, 09:46 PM   #1 
Spanky
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Betta Feeding in community tank

Should I get some smaller betta food pellets, or allow my betta to continue to eat the tetras' flakes?

I cycled my tank with some redfin tetras. Ammonia and nitrites zeroed. I got my betta. I call him "Steve". He's kind of a spade-veil tail, blue/green/purple depending on how the light hits him. Very cool.

Anyway, I have the "mini-pellets" from tetrabetta. I toss in a couple, and he can't seem to eat them because it looks like they're too big. Sometimes I'll smash them a bit to make the smaller, but he'll usually just ignore them if smashed.

In the meantime, the tetras like to play "football" with the betta pellets.

When I toss in some flakes for the tetras, Steve seems to enjoy chopping down on the flakes.

Thanks for your time and consideration.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:24 AM   #2 
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Tropical flakes work just fine for bettas, so long as you add supplements. They're a little low on the protein scale, which is why bloodworms, brine shrimp, or some other type protein should be given once or twice a week. Your tetras will also appreciate the bonus.
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