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Old 01-29-2012, 03:47 PM   #1 
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Question on Feeding

Saphira, my newest addition, is so tiny. I think she is very young...She is eating bloodworms and New Life Spectrum betta formula pellets very well. As tiny as she is, (and being that I've never had a female betta before) how often should I be feeding her? (You can see in the pics of her in the cup how tiny she is. The label is about the size of a quarter.)

See http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...saphira-91911/ and http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...ew-girl-91872/ for pics of her.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #2 
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What a gorgeous little girl! She's beautiful!
I would just feed her twice a day, same as any other betta. :)
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:16 AM   #3 
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What a gorgeous little girl! She's beautiful!
I would just feed her twice a day, same as any other betta. :)
Ok, that's what I've been doing. I just wanted to make sure that was correct, since she was so tiny. Didn't want to overfeed her.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #4 
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It's a bit scary when you get the tiny ones, isn't it? When I got Circe at just under an inch long, I was so worried she'd die just because of her size, but now she's a feisty little madam. :)
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #5 
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I'd go with twice a day, too. They're small and will burn through their food faster than adults (same as any other baby).
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #6 
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Here's some pics to really help show her size. That's a quarter. I've been feeding her twice a day so far, but she always seems hungry! haha. Just gave everyone some bloodworms tonight. I'm trying to keep her belly full, as I know she has to have some growing to do still! (I hope...she's so small xD)


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How big is a quarter?
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:24 AM   #8 
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With my little ones (Suki and Gadget were this big) I fed them 2 pellets 3 times a day, smaller meals more frequently. With my big Bettas I feed 4 pellets twice a day. She's cute and looks like a female version of my Gadget :)
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:55 PM   #9 
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At pitluvs, I've been feeding her 2-3 times a day depending on when I'm home. Trying to keep get little belly full :) she's so cute lol...and boy does she love her food. She jumps to get it, silly thing.

Then she chases bubbles, pushes the thermometer around, and attacks the roots of her anubis plant.
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