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Old 07-03-2013, 08:16 PM   #1261 
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Okay, it was the .5 mm food for 'small fish'... I'll check closer and see if its the grow formula. If it's not, is it still okay to feed to him?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #1262 
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Oh sure! Not a problem! I use regular NLS pellets that are 1mm so the .5mm should be just right for him in that case. My little ones take the 1mm no problem now although a few are still a little big. As long as it's a higher quality food than say Aqueon or Topfin, you should be fine
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #1263 
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Yes its ok just not as good for growing fish imo.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #1264 
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^ agreed but if it's all you can get to, it's better than nothing or worse quality food. But yes of course frozen foods and live foods would be a much better option I personally don't have access easily to frozen foods around me, although I think I saw one of my LFS has some in! I'll have to check again when I have money
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #1265 
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Okay, I'll try and find the grow formula then :) if not I'm sure he'll be fine with the regular stuff (if he'll eat it, the picky little stinker lol) He's grown so much but he's still just a little whipper snapper yet. Thanks for all of your advice :)
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #1266 
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The difference between NLS small fish formula and nls grow is that grow has more fatty acids (energy) and small fish has vegetables. If you look at my fat lil fish its easy to see lol. Also live new hatch bbs when they are under 8-9 weeks really gets them growing. Be careful to not overfeed fry. Its best to feed young fish often without gut stuffing them.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #1267 
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I try to feed him just a little bit about 3 times a day. But since I've been crushing his food, naturally some of it is powder which clouds up the water really fast. I'm trying to find an alternative that he'll eat that won't cloud up the water so quickly - these every other day water changes aren't easy on me, or on him. I'm trying to cut it down to about twice a week - I don't want to go much longer than that since he's in a small tank for the time being. Only a few more weeks and he'll get to move into a mansion! I can't wait, and I'm sure he can't either :)
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:32 PM   #1268 
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The Petcos around here don't carry NLS Grow, only NLS Small/Medium/Large/Betta. Petsmart doesn't carry NLS at all.

I've been thinking about getting one of those cheap pill-splitters, and seeing if that would work instead of crushing pellets. I also want to use it to split algae wafers to feed snails when I get them.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #1269 
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The pill splitter is a genius idea Flyby... I'm going to have to keep that in mind for any future bettas I have :)
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #1270 
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I already have two in the house, but one has been used for human meds (including some real nasty stuff, IIRC), and the other for cat meds... I don't want to accidentally contaminate the tank with those!
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