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Old 04-12-2014, 06:06 PM   #1 
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How much and how often to feed my betta?

How much should I feed him? And should I feed once or twice a day?
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:08 PM   #2 
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What kind of food do you have?

I have pellets.
I feed my betta twice a day, about 3-4 pellets a feeding. Your betta's probably smaller, so maybe 2 pellets a feeding. He may not want to eat the first few days because a. he might not have had the same food at the pet store and b. he might be stressed. He's not gonna starve!
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:11 PM   #3 
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Bettas stomachs are the size of their eyes so you don't want to feed too much. It's up to you how often you want to feed him.
If you want to feed once a day like me, feed him 3-4 in the morning, if you want to do it twice in one day feed him 2 pellets a feeding like KatNDog292 said.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:23 PM   #4 
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I just fed him, he doesn't seem interested, but I guess its normal for fish to not want to eat right after they get put into a tank?
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:44 PM   #5 
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Yeah, he's probably a little stressed. He also may not have had that kind of food at the pet store.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:30 AM   #6 
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i fed blue sky twice a day 2 pellets per feeding. dont worry it is probally the new surroundings. just keep on doing what you are doing! if the fish still does not eat after that there is a small chance that he is sick.but that is very rare.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:34 AM   #7 
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Its morning, and he is alive, still didn't touch his food. And he is being quite lazy right now. He won't stop staring at me.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:04 AM   #8 
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I think feeding is different for each betta, a lot can vary to size of pellet or food to size of betta, as they can also vary in size a lot, my advice would be to feed until his tummy looks nicely rounded like he has had a good feed but not to the point that he looks uncomfortable or about to explode. You will see his tummy expand with every mouthful he eats, his tummy is located just behind his side fins.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:47 PM   #9 
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Did you leave the food in overnight? :<
Should take that out lol. What kind of pellets are you feeding him? He's probably just not used to eating the pellets you're giving him. If he continues to not eat, try to soak the pellet in some garlic juice.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:09 PM   #10 
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I use flakes
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