I feed my fish once a day, 3 pellets a day... is this too lil? cuz every time I feed him, I lift the flap of his tank, and he KNOWS whats goin to come from that flap.. he STARES at it... so when I give him his food, he LUNGES for it... and when I'm done feedin him... he still stares at the flap.
Should I increase his diet? or should i stay the same... i know that fish don't know that they are full so they will eat as much as i can give them... so should i continue giving him the same 3 pellets or increase his diet? I also give him some flakes once in a while w/ shrimp brine (brine shrimp?)... what should i do?
I have found personally that bettas eat like pigs and they don't know when to stop. They'll eat until they make themselves sick if you let them. I'd try rotating what he's eating. I wouldn't use flakes though. I've never seen a betta that liked flakes! Try blood worms, pellets, baby brine shrimp, ect. I prefer blood worms but pellets have all of their daily nutrition in one neat little package! So confusing...
thanks everyone who has replied.... I feed them twice a day now, 3 in the morning and 2 at nite, I heard of using peas, so I'm thinkin bout feeding them that once a week to clean out their stomach... they seem really happy... when I see them get bloated, (when i was feeding them 6-8 pellets a week) and I would reduce the number, or i'll feed it one pellet for every few hours or so, max 5. Whenever they see me, they know I'm bringing food... if I don't, they flare at me, HAHAHA, smart lil beauties :)
whats happening with you fish when you open you lid is called "Classical conditioning" in psychology. Pavlov, a Russian psychologist, proved this theory on dogs. Everytime he rang a bell he would give the dog a snack, causing salivation. so after a while all he had to do is ring the bell to make the dog salivate, expecting a treat. so when ur fish feel/hear that tank lid open they know sweet little rounds things are coming for the munching. Kind of like when you hear the bell ring you know class is about to start