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  1. Getting frozen bloodworms to float?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm having a lot of trouble getting frozen/thawed bloodworms to float, most of them sink immediately and a lot of others float but sink as soon as the water is disturbed, any suggestions?
  2. Desk Betta Weekend Care

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I am a first time betta owner. Max lives in my cubicle at work in a five gallon tank, and keeps me company throughout the day. My office works four tens, so he's alone for three days out of the week. I've been feeding him two Aqueon pellets in the morning and a treat of mysis, daphnia...
  3. bratty betta only eats flakes

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm not new to owning bettas but it has been a few years since I have taken care of one. It's been one month now and my new betta has been giving me so many problems! He began to spit out the pellet food as soon as I brought him home, which I never experienced with my previous bettas. I...
  4. Do you feed the male betta fish while he is tending the eggs?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hey-- I am interested to know how all of you out there feed your male betta while he is tending the eggs, or if you don't feed him at all. Some say if you feed him, he will be used to food and start to eat the eggs, and others say if you don't feed him he will get hungry and start to eat the...
  5. Blood Worms - How many? How often? Please Help

    Betta Fish Care
    I just have the one Betta. I broke off a piece of frozen Blood Worms but this still seems like too much. I also read online that you shouldn't give them Blood worms very often. Is that true? I don't want to hurt my baby.
  6. New Betta feeding tips/techniques

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    If read my other posts you will know I just got my Betta the other day. I am looking for tips on how to feed him, I am finding difficult as this is the first time I have a fish that is fed pellets. I tried waiting for to come to the surface at the center of the tank to drop the pellet so he can...
  7. NLS Betta vs NLS Small Fish

    Betta Chat
    Have had my first betta since Saturday. He ate three NLS Betta pellets the night I brought him home, no problem. Since then, though, he mostly just takes them in his mouth and spits them out again and again until I guess he gets fed up with it and swims away. I clean them out with the turkey...
  8. Pygmy Cory Feeding - How much and how often?

    Other Fish
    My question is basically in the title of this thread. I just got my delivery of 4 pygmy corydoras today and found that the fish seller had also thrown in some bottom feeder pellets (about 7mm in length). I've done quite a bit of reading about these little fellas but can't seem to find anything...
  9. Feeding

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi Everyone! I'm new to Betta fish ownership and have a question about feeding. I posted last week about aquariums and filtering and got some wonderful feedback and really appreciate this forum. I received a baby betta fish for Christmas. He was presented to me in a tiny quart container. I...
  10. Feeding question

    Betta Fish Care
    Yes, I've read the Betta Care sticky... I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing...I really want this fish to live as long as possible because she is loved dearly by my 6 year old daughter. We have a female betta named Rose. She lives in a 3 gallon tank with filter and heater. She...
  11. NFS Small Fish Formula

    Betta Fish Care
    So I've had my betta, Leo, for a week now. When I got him, I wanted to make sure I got the best quality food I could, so I bought NFS in small fish formula so that he could easily swallow it. I used to feed Atticus with a betta food from Aqueon, but since he ended up really sick I figured it...
  12. Nutrition for 2 picky Bettas

    Betta Fish Care
    I bought three Thai imports that arrived on 1/6. They adjusted pretty fast and by evening were hungry. All 3 ate Omega One Betta Pellets readily. On Sunday two of them stopped eating and spat out the pellets repeatedly. The third ate pellets and continues to love them. The advice from the...
  13. New Betta Sitting at Top of Tank and Refusing Food: Overfeeding?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! I bought home the Betta in question, Taiga, yesterday, and he was doing rather well. Like many people, I was (and still am somewhat, though I'm trying my best to learn) ignorant about the true needs of a Betta. I did research enough to know he needed a filter, heater and at least a 2...
  14. Going away for 3 days!!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    I have an important feeding question and I was hoping to get a few people's inputs. I live at college, and I have had my betta for probably about 3 weeks now. I usually feed 1-2 times a day, and have been really looking out for him since when i got him, he had no color at all and was...
  15. Petco misinformation?

    Betta Fish Care
    Why is Petco so misinformed??? I purchased a betta there, and overheard the staff telling a women to only feed her fish twice a week!!! Which is far too little in my opinion. Yet, the fish food container says to feed twice a day, 4-6 pellets each feeding!! (8-12 pellets daily) which seems far...
  16. Best pellet food for bettas?

    Betta Fish Care
    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...
  17. Questions on feeding

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone. I've been witnessing seemingly strange eating habits from my betta and I'd like your take on it to see if I'm doing something wrong or if there's a bigger issue at hand. Whenever I feed my betta freeze-dried shrimp, he eagerly gobbles them up but then proceeds to regurgitate...
  18. Betta fry feeding

    Breeding Betta Fish
    What should betta fry eat for the different stages in their life? And how do you grow and harvest live food cultures? And one extra question: I know that fry should be fed in small portions 3-4 times a day as opposed to 1 big portion each day. If you have to go somewhere, and you'll be gone most...
  19. How do I feed an old betta who has trouble seeing?

    Betta Fish Care
    My old betta is having trouble eating because his eyes are no good The undergravel filter pushes the water around a little. It doesn't matter how many times I try to guide him he always seems to miss. The pellet ends up sinking... Should I cup him to feed my old man betta? Keep him in the tank...
  20. Should I feed my Betta on the first day?

    Betta Fish Care
    It's been so long since I introduced a new betta that I can't remember the process! :-? My Betta, Neptune, passed away last week :cry: and so I purchased a new Twin-Tail Halfmoon today to inhabit Nep's old tank. He's been in the tank for an hour or so now, looked a little spooked at first but...