Yesterday I got my Betta Stormy. I read it is bbetter not to feed them the first day because tehy may have already eaten.
Today when I fed him I had the filter on. He didnt notice the food so the filter ended up pushing it to the bottom of the tank. I decided I would turn off the filter and then feed him. This seemed to work better he ate maybe three or for small pellets.
This is a good sign right?
I have two questions tho as this is my first Betta. Is it okay to turn off the filter like that? Will it do any harm to Stormy, the shrimp, or the snail? What about the filter itself? It seemed very effective but if it will do any of them harm by turning it off I dont want to do it. What other recomendations do you guys have for feeding?
Also. Is 3-4 pellets of food enough? How often should I be feeding him and how much?
Thank you for any advice or opinions!