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  1. 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...
  2. Is it worth keeping live culture for a single betta fish?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, My partner and I have a single betta fish and two small apple snails in a 5 gallon tank. Their names are Gandalf (betta), Brownie (brown apple snail), and Gertrude (yellow apple snail). It's well established with a few moss balls and 4 lucky bamboo stalks. I've recently looked into...
  3. How to get a betta to eat new food?

    Betta Fish Care
    I want to give my betta some bloodworms (Hikari dried ones) because I thought he'd appreciate some variety. He was severely stressed last week due to me being away and my dad forgetting to feed him for a week. When I came back he was super pale, had severe fin biting, and had shoved himself...
  4. Switching Pellets to Live

    Betta Fish Care
    I've been in the process of switching my goldies over to strictly fresh/frozen/live food and thought; why not my betta tank? I know a lot more about goldfish than I do bettas. So asking those who feed ONLY fresh/frozen/live: What do you feed your carnivorous bettas?
  5. Question from a first timer

    Betta Chat
    Hello, I am planning to start a planted aquarium for a betta. This will be my first betta, but also my first time keeping any kind of aquarium. Next week I am planting and starting the tank, so it will be several weeks before I actually have a fish and put one into the tank. That said, I...
  6. New betta spitting out food

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I've had this betta for almost a week and he does this strange thing where he will excitedly eat a pellet and then spit it out, and sometimes try to eat it again. This results in him rarely eating or eating sunken pellets off the bottom much later. I am attempting to feed him Omega...
  7. Omega One Freeze Dried Bloodworm Betta Treat

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I have a bottle of "Omega One Freeze Dried Bloodworm Betta Treat" that I bought at my nearby PetSmart. I only have one betta and only gave it to him as a treat occasionally. I haven't given him any in about a year, because the expiration date on the bottom of the bottle says 05/25/15. Do you...
  8. Fishless tank maintenance

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, I plan on starting a planted tank with no fish or other animals. The goal is to have a tank ready to go and cycled if I see a betta I need to buy ("need"). I'm going to do a fishless cycle with fish food, and my question is: how often should I add fish food after the tank has cycled...
  9. Types of Food

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm looking for brands that carry smaller pellets than the ones they sell at petsmart! I've been looking and looking but all of them are about the size of their eye, it seems. Please post what youve seen out there! I'd like to order online, as I haven't found any local. Thanks!!!
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. New Betta Not Eating /Dorsal Fin Curling?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone, This is my very first post and I'm new to Betta fish care. First I want to thank those of you who set up this forum. I have learned SO MUCH just browsing through the posts here. From what I've read, I'm really not sure if I need to be worried or not. I've had my Betta for about 10...
  13. Picky Betta Fish

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! I have a question! Is there a reason or a way to have a betta fish not be a picky eater? My betta fish, Atlas will only eat bloodworms and I guess the other little treats but nothing relevant to pellets. I tried to feed him pellets and he will just spit it out. But with blood...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. He hasn't eaten in seven days. Solutions?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Most of the situation is explained below, but in summary: my crowntail is sluggish and really beat up, since the plakat he's been sharing a divided ten gallon tank with for the past few months jumped sides and picked a fight. He's swimming and breathing fine. His eyesights good, and their are no...
  17. Guys help betta emergency!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    OK guys so with school starting I kinda forgot about my betta fish and now he's deathly ill. I forgot to feed him and he's still alive, but barely. His width (from birds-eye-view) is about a cm, maybe less. I feel so bad that's he's starving, and I will buy anything I can to get him better. I'll...
  18. Betta Food Issue!

    Betta Fish Care
    Long post warning. Was not 100% sure which forum this fit into so hoping this is the right spot. My new guy Dracomalfoy has a smaller mouth than my others and thus does the chew-spit-repeat method when eating his pellets all my bettas share. I havent yet had to opportunity to get to the store in...
  19. Help! 4 weeks and still hasn't eaten?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I've had my betta for about a month now, and I've never really seen him eat? I thought he just ate when I wasn't looking, but everytime I clean the tank the food is still there. I'm not sure what to do. I think the food might be too big for him. What can I do to make him eat? He sees the...
  20. 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...