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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Any Betta food recommendations?

Hi all! I am looking for good betta food recommendations. I really want to feed my betta's the best food I can get and haven't really had much luck in stores. What do you guys recommend?
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There are many great foods out there. What you have to look for is that the contents of the package are whole fish by products. No fillers like wheat flower or any kind of vegetable products like corn meal. Betta are meat eaters and mus have meat in their diets . (well fish and shrimp are meat to them.) Some of us feed a mixture of frozen or live foods like blood worms, and brine shrimp. Delphi (for the younger betta fry. ) We also use something like Nutra fin, Omega One betta buffet. Bug bites for betta. either in pellet or flake that is left up to the person and their betta.

I have a community tank and it has one male betta in it and a few Cory that are bottom feeders so I feed frozen blood worms and my betta in that tank is so spoiled. The rest of the fish in the tank also eat flake food. I only use one flake food for the rest of my heard and that is Omega one betta buffet. I've never had problems with them eating it and I have never had problems with bloating. Like i said flake or pellet is up to you . I would supplement their diets with frozen or fresh, once or twice a week.
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I will add in that feeding Omega One (which I do with flakes, pellets and bloodworms to Bettas, Ram, Angelfish, Endlers and a frog, I'm sure the shrimp and cory's are getting in on this too) doesn't seem to require as much as other foods for many reasons (feeding them an extra pellet or two or three, means they bloat up more).
Omega is a much better food quality overall than most of the chain store go tos. Starting with small portions, and definitely not what's on the label, can help you gauge what they need.
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Thank you for the replies! I was going to try Aqueon Betta Pellets Betta Food, but someone told me it doesn't have enough protein.
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Thank you for the replies! I was going to try Aqueon Betta Pellets Betta Food, but someone told me it doesn't have enough protein.
There are a lot of fillers in there, but usually edible and tasty to the fish.
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Good to know. Thank you!! So Omega One is good then? Which is better do you think, flakes or pellets. Thank you guys for giving me advice. I really appreciate it!
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I personally feed Northfin Betta Bits as my main pellet, which I like quite a lot. You can get it on amazon or ebay, my lfs didn't carry it. I feed Fluval bug bites as well, which all of my fish like. I also feed frozen bloodworms occasionally and frozen brine shrimp.
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Good to know. Thank you!! So Omega One is good then? Which is better do you think, flakes or pellets. Thank you guys for giving me advice. I really appreciate it!
I think Omega One is one of the better ones out there, yes.

Some Bettas won't eat pellets and flakes are typically more 'accepted' in the fish world.
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North fin products are one of the products that are to contain whole foods and no fillers. Bug bites are another good product. Both are pellet foods. It is totally up to the betta which they will accept and eat. Petco and Petsmart both use flake food when feeding their fish (only because it is cheaper.) The food they feed is not whole food and is mostly filler because there are only a few of their fish that need special diet. This is one reason when you purchase a betta from these stores and try and feed pellets the betta won't accept, because they don't know it is food. Flakes will be accepted because that is one food they are use to. Their natural instinct for food would be frozen blood worms, Brine shrimp, Delphi. This is total whole food and they will eat you out of house and home for it.

My Red VT ( Morry) that I have in my community 10 gallon mow refuses to eat flake or Pellet because I feed frozen blood worms to my bottom feeders and some other fish I have so he got spoiled.
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Hi all! I am looking for good betta food recommendations. I really want to feed my betta's the best food I can get and haven't really had much luck in stores. What do you guys recommend?
I use TetraColor tropical flakes. Always have with several over the years. I have a 14 gallon with Cardinal tetras and 3 Julian Cory cats. They all get along fine. I have a phony Jellie fish hanging that he loves to get in and chill without a current.
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