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Old 01-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #1 
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betta food.

what do you look at when looking for betta food?
what's important? protein? fat? fiber?

i was comparing the Aqueon betta pellets and SanFran Bay freezed-dried bloodworms that i have, and i saw that the worms had more protein than pellets. o_o
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #2 
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make sure it includes 'meaty' ingrediants such as brine shrimp (good source of fat) fish meal and squid meal.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:08 PM   #3 
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The best betta foods have protein products as their first 2 ingredients. Don't buy any food that has wheat meal as its first or second ingredient. Good brands to look at are Omega One Betta Buffet pellets and New Life Spectrum Betta Formula pellets. Also Attison Pro.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #4 
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alright, thank you!
i just checked the ingredients for the Aqueon betta pellets.
it has Whole fish meal as the first, then Whole Wheat meal as the second.
i guess this means i have to go buy food later.

what's bad about having wheat in the food?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #5 
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with the wheat, i would look at it as: your fish is a carnivore and in the wild it would be eating mosquito larvae, worms etc... not wheat - sure they can survive off that stuff but something like New Life Spectrum that has real fish, krill etc as the first ingredients is better for them and only costs a couple bucks more. the one tub would last for one betta for at the very least a year, possibly two
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What ManInBlack said. Carnivores just can't process wheat meal very well so it ends up being a lot of waste and can clog up the system. Same thing with the dog and cat food we buy. Lower quality food has more wheat meal and byproducts in it, usually meaning more waste.
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with the wheat, i would look at it as: your fish is a carnivore and in the wild it would be eating mosquito larvae, worms etc... not wheat - sure they can survive off that stuff but something like New Life Spectrum that has real fish, krill etc as the first ingredients is better for them and only costs a couple bucks more. the one tub would last for one betta for at the very least a year, possibly two
i see..
thanks for the info!
i'll try to get food soon :3
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