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  1. Proper Percentages in Diet

    Betta Fish Care
    I've looked around the forum, but all I seem to find about food is that bettas eat a high protein diet. But does anyone know what percentages they should be eating? How much protein? How much fat? How much fiber? My betta eats 2 pellets of Tetra Betta Plus and 1 flake of Nutrafin Max every...
  2. Diet for Apple Snail with Female Bettas

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    I read the following statement from applesnail.net: "Apple snails are very easy when it comes to food and they eat almost anything they can tear pieces off and put in their mouth. Vegetables like cucumber, spinach, carrots and lettuce, fish food, dead fishes, other snails and their eggs...
  3. Rate My Food Care

    Betta Fish Care
    So, here is a pic of all the food I have been feeding my betta, Garnet. I got the pellets for free from someone that let me adopt their betta awhile back. I bought the flakes since it said color enhance and to give him some light food. I also got the freeze-dried blood worms for protein since...
  4. Best pellet food for bettas?

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    Hello all. Currently Omicron eats Hikari Betta Bio-Gold Pellets most days, since they're $2.79 or so a package here. Once a week he gets defrosted frozen brine shrimp. I read Hikari Betta Bio-Gold as recommended on some betta sites, but the first few ingredients are: fish meal, wheat flour...
  5. Betta Diet Help?

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    My betta Sunny started tail-biting over the weekend while I was gone, so I did my water changes, rearranged some things, and added a silk plant. I also decided to start feeding him blood worms, in the hopes it'll make him happier and less stressed (no tail-biting), and overall healthier. So my...
  6. Clarify Betta Diet

    Betta Fish Care
    I have heard so many different answers to the question of what to feed a betta and how often. First on what to feed. Pellets, flakes, freeze-dried? Which is best? I currently have the typical pet store pellets, and some freeze-dried blood worms. Also, frequency. I have heard many sites...
  7. Soaking Betta Pellets?

    Betta Fish Care
    I heard about soaking pelleted food prior to feeding the betta fish. I know too much dry food can cause SBD (swim bladder disorder) and I want to avoid this as much as I can. I just don't think bettas would like wet soggy pellets that will sink most likely because they were wet for several...
  8. Swollen Abdomen

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had a beautiful male betta named Avenir for about a month. He has been very healthy, vibrant and active. His tank mate is a black mystery snail named Myriad, who has not been nearly as active. I realized that my snail was not getting enough to eat, so I started feeding it algae flakes. My...
  9. Things to Feed Them

    Betta Fish Care
    You know, besides the usual pellets and freeze dried blood worms; what other things can I feed my beta? Anything I can feed them in my kitchen? And how much should I feed them food besides pellets and dried worms and how often? Is there anything that I should avoid feeding them? Tell me...
  10. My Betta Only Eats Bloodworms

    Betta Fish Care
    I got a Betta fish 2 days ago, and he just WONT eat the regular fishfood. I've had betta fish before when I was younger, but none of them ever had any issues with pellets. I bought both pellets & flakes just in case if my fish had a preference between the two but I tried both and he just watched...
  11. Blood worms vs. pellets

    Betta Fish Care
    Genghis is pretty small (2"?) and seems to have a hard time eating pellets. I've been giving him blood worms, but I would like him to get the more complete nutrition of a pellet. Could it be that he's just spoiled by blood worms and that's why he spits out the pellets? The one pellet I did see...
  12. Help With My Betta's Diet

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    I bought Aliquis at a local pet store that I will likely never buy a fish from ever again. The male bettas were all kept in dirty little cups right next to each other. Everyone was dull and listless, fins drooping and hardly moving :cry:. Probably exhausted from flaring at each other and living...
  13. Rorschach's not eating anymore

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I'm new here :-). And I've read a couple of threads about this topic but I'm still not sure about my Rorschach. I've had him for about a month and he used to eat his pellets instantly without any problems. Sometime last week I had a heater malfunction (walmart bought, go figure) and so...
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