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Old 08-29-2011, 02:54 PM   #1 
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Best food for my betta?

I know that live food is very good for bettas, but I don't think that I'm ready for that yet. :P Maybe frozen foods.... I dunno, where would I get those? But what are the best, easy-to-feed foods for bettas? My pellets are almost out, and I do have some freeze-dried blood worms, but I've heard that they don't have much in the way of nutrition.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #2 
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A good pellet brand should be your battas' staple diet with frozen bloodworms/brineshrimp/a couple other kinds maybe fed as treats replacing one meal a couple of times per week for a little variety. ;)
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:11 PM   #3 
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Thanks! Where could I find frozen food? My local chain pet store doesn't carry any. Also, which brand of pellets would you recommend?
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:17 PM   #4 
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a variety of foods is the best for bettas;
  • pellets, most people recommend new life spectrum or aqueon. i wasn't able to find any NLS in my local store so i feed aqueon.
  • frozen bloodworms are quite easy to feed, you should be able to find them at petsmart, petco, and other fish stores. i don't think you can order any frozen foods online, so you have to find them in a store.
  • freeze-dried bloodworms are fine every once in a while, about once a week.
  • live foods are good because of high protein, but it can be tricky to feed and find, so do your research beforehand.
also, it's good to fast them one or two days each week to prevent bloating. (:

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Old 08-29-2011, 03:22 PM   #5 
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a variety of foods is the best for bettas;
  • pellets, most people recommend new life spectrum or aqueon.
  • frozen bloodworms are quite easy to feed, you should be able to find them at petsmart, petco, and other fish store. i don't think you can order any frozen foods online, so you have to find them in a store.
  • freeze-dried bloodworms are fine every once in a while, about once a week.
  • live foods are good because of high-protein, but it can be tricky to feed and find, so do your research beforehand.
also, it's good to fast them one or two days each week to prevent bloating. (:
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The fasting I'd consider optional however, personally...I've never had issues with bloating except for in the early days when I tended to feed one too many bloodworms.
Once you get used to regular feeding/how much to feed you shouldn't have any bloating issues ;)

Are you sure your store has no frozen foods? The freezer can sometimes be difficult to spot; I know I've had to hunt around before. Have you asked if they carry them?
If not, check online...you should be able to order them from places like Petco or Petsmart online, if I recall o:
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actually, here's one website where you can order them: http://www.brineshrimpdirect.com/fro...orms-c131.html

it looks quite expensive though, but there is one option for about ten dollars.
i've checked petsmart and petco and they say in-store only.

i also had to look around my petsmart to find them, i couldn't find the freezer, so i just asked. haha (x
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i've checked petsmart and petco and they say in-store only.

i also had to look around my petsmart to find them, i couldn't find the freezer, so i just asked. haha (x
Darn D: I couldn't remember; been a while since I checked the online store.

Yeah, the freezer can be really tough to spot; I don't think I've ever been to a decent-sized store(chain or otherwise)that didn't have at least a small freezer with some bloodworms though o:
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Thanks for all the help! I'll be sure to ask where the freezer is the next time I drop by my local pet store. Just wondering, how do I feed my betta frozen food?
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Break off a little piece and thaw it in some tank water in a small container/old betta cup then feed ;)
Tip: If they have it, try and get these rather then the cubes; its just easier breaking off smaller pieces for your bettas with the one big flat thing rather then messing with a cube, IMO/E.
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Ive noticed wal-mart has frozen fish food. Not too sure if all wal-marts have it though.
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