Hello, first thread, first fish, hooray. I've never owned a fish before, I kind of feel like I jumped into it with only half an eye open, which probably wasn't the cleverest move in the world, but I'm doing my best to make up for it!
This may seem silly, but everything I've read says to only give the betta what it can eat in a few minutes (different labels say three, five, or 'several') and to remove the leftovers so they don't rot.
My question is, how do you remove what's left?
The day I first got him, I gave him some pellets, then realized I gave him way too much and quickly started picking and fishing them out with the net. Then I researched some more and saw a couple of sites mentioned pellets can cause digestive upset, and suggested some frozen foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp among them, so I got that. He was a riot when I put the first cube of frozen worms in, and I watched him for several minutes, but the bits he didn't eat quick enough eventually sank to the bottom and I did my best to pick those out too, but I don't want his every meal to be followed by an invasion of my arm!
So what's the trick?