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Old 06-27-2015, 01:59 PM   #1 
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Smile Do your bettas prefer pellets or flakes?

Do your bettas prefer pellets or flakes? I'm thinking about taking the flakes back and buying pellets but I thouht I would see what you guys recommend.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:20 PM   #2 
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I feed my male bettas flakes but I don't think it's such a good idea because if fed wrong it can cause bloating. Pellets are easier to serve (?). I am just using the flakes to get rid it because I had bought it when I got my first betta.
I prefer pellets. Omega one pellets are good.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:29 PM   #3 
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Pellets for me. I like having control of how much goes in the tank.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:31 PM   #4 
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Mine likes both, he's a greedy guts. Agree that pellets are easier to control the amount though.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:57 PM   #5 
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Thats what i was thinking. After malibu and glory died I gave my grandpa my pellets. Do you think walmart will allow me to return the food or is it just not even worth it to make the trip to two different stores?
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:01 PM   #6 
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Never feed mine flakes. They like their pellets and meaty meals.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:02 PM   #7 
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The walmart only had flakes and bloodworms. If i remember correctly, blood worms should only be used as treats.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:15 PM   #8 
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Mine eat Ocean Nutrition Prime Reef flakes when I'm not feeding frozen. They're high in protein(higher that OO and NLS pellets) and low in ash (lower than either OO or NLS). I have not had a problem with them, even in my community tank. I crushed them up in the bottle a while back and after a little experimenting, I found a premeasured spoon that I use to feed them that results in round bellies but no bloating.
However most of the time, I feed frozen.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:24 AM   #9 
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Besides the risk of bloating, flakes also lose a lot of their nutrition leaching it into the water. It's worth replacing the flakes with quality pellets -- New life Spectrum or Omega One Betta Buffet.
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My fish won't eat them, I was feeding them NLS for a while with constant hassle. All but like two of my fish will not eat them. I soaked them in garlic, tried smaller sizes and fasted for a week and a half if not longer to try to finish out my bottle. After fighting them for a month to eat NLS, I gave up. I feed mostly frozen (at least 5 days a week) because it's simply easier for me. I drop a cube and a half of daphnia, and crush up two gel cubes of Ocean Nutrition formula one and feed the mixture across my tanks. It takes me less time to thaw my frozen than to find, measure and feed 6 tanks at differing measurements.

Plus with so many fish at different sizes, I'd need at least 4 different pellet sizes or have to expend extra time I don't have in the morning crushing pellets for my micromouthed fish. I'm always looking for an alternative to the flakes I'm feeding now, but since my fish will not eat the recommended pellets, I turned to frozen.
I expend more money than I care to mention on fish food xD
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