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Old 09-23-2011, 11:24 AM   #1 
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pellets too big?

i am using the biogold pellets for my fishie but he's smaller than normal betta fish and he has a hard time swallowing the pellets....but it is hard to crush them because when i try the pellets turn to powder....help pls :S
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:25 AM   #2 
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I'm glad you asked this question. :P I'm wondering too.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:41 AM   #3 
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Soak them in either tank water or garlic juice. That will make them look bigger, but they'll be a lot softer and won't cause bloating issues because the air inside the pellet will be pushed out.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:48 AM   #4 
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Soak them in either tank water or garlic juice. That will make them look bigger, but they'll be a lot softer and won't cause bloating issues because the air inside the pellet will be pushed out.
That's a good idea. then, he can tear it apart himself like most bettas do, or you can make it smaller yourself to save him the work ;)
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:42 PM   #5 
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Sakura told me about New Life Spectrum Pellets. They come in a variety of sizes. I had the same problem with one of my bettas. They worked very well, and the bettas like the food alot. I found the food at Petco.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:59 PM   #6 
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Hikari makes micro pellets for small fish. The pellets are small enough that neon and cardinal tetras can easily swallow them. We just got a bunch of really small half-moons into the store, and these pellets are what I've been recommending to the people taking them home. They're made for tropical fish with insectivore habits, so they fit into a betta's diet well. They're $6.49 at most places (we sell them at PetSmart, and I'm pretty sure Petco sells them too.)

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Old 09-23-2011, 11:17 PM   #7 
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Id suggest the New Life Spectrum Growth pellets myself, they are really small pellets.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:04 PM   #8 
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I've used Hikari micro pellets for my fish that were too small to eat regular pellets.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:08 PM   #9 
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Soaking the pellets or purchasing smaller pellets are both good ideas. Another idea is to purchase a pepper mill to grind the pellets to an appropriate size for your betta.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:54 PM   #10 
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Atison'a betta food (pellets) are also very small. I've used them for about a year, and seen seriously awesome color improvement. The ingredents are pretty good.
Pure brine shrimp embryos, wheat flour, vitamins (stabilized ascorbic acid, vitamin E supplement, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, vitamin A acetate, pyrodoxine HCL, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin) and preservatives (calcium propionate, ethoxyquin).
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