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  1. 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...
  2. Freezing Food Pellets to Preserve Nutrients

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    Can I put my New Life Spectrum Betta formula pellets in the freezer to help preserve the nutrients in the food? Or is it possible the freezing may hurt the nutrients? It's a big container. I read that upon opening, much of the nutrition is lost after 6 months. I plan to take out about a...
  3. 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!!!
  4. difficulty swallowing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, This is my first post! I am sorry that I have to ask for your help before I have ever contributed, but I am worried about my betta, Red. I got him about two months ago. He was in a one gallon tank until about a week ago when I got him into his permanent home, a 2.5 gallon tank. Ever...
  5. Betta keeps spitting out food

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    So my male betta won't eat! I drop in 2 pellets every morning and he used to eat it all everyday, but suddenly, he just stopped eating. I dropped in 1 pellet, he swam towards it, ate it and after chewing/trying to swallow it, he spit it right back out! I did the same the next day and the same...
  6. Betta fish choking?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So last night as I was giving my bettas their pellets, I accidently dropped 2 pellets that were stuck together into the tank, and Adonis grabbed it and tried to eat it. I have seen him choke on these before, he'd keep his gills way out, then "cough" and spit them out. This time he did not...
  7. SPOILED: Ignores pellets, eats worms & brine shrimp

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    I've had a few betta fish over the years and never had one this spoiled before. My buddy Steve ignored pellets from day one. I tried to push the issue for a few days, but the most he would do was chomp on it and spit it back out (These aren't huge pellets either. Previous bettas just crunched...
  8. 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...
  9. Betta Only Eating Bloodworms!!

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    My betta Mercury LOVES frozen bloodworms . After he eats them, he seems to receive tons of energy and he swims around with his perky personality and beautiful red fins displayed; the only problem is that they're all he will eat. I got him about three days ago, and I started by feeding him...
  10. Throwing up Food

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! My betta fish, Fighter, isn't eating his food! I noticed today that he comes up to the surface and grabs it and goes to the bottom while he "chews" the pellet and then he spit it out! I noticed the past four or three days he had been a little lethargic, still swimming but not as much...
  11. How can I get her to eat pellets instead of flakes? Please help!

    Betta Fish Care
    So I recently got a new betta who I named Caroline. When I got Caroline she was tiny so no matter how hard I tried the pellets wouldn't fit in her mouth! I decided to feed her flakes and now even though she is a bit bigger it's almost like she doesn't know how to eat pellets! I am scared of her...
  12. Betta Fish Won't Eat Pellets

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    So I've had my betta Epinephrine for nearly three months now and he seems really healthy, but he refuses to eat pellets. I know a lot of bettas are picky eaters but he's been living off of TetraMin tropical flakes interspersed with freeze dried bloodworms and I'm sure that can't be too good for...
  13. Betta's Appetite Low This Morning

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    My Male betta "Blue" didn't eat all his pellets this morning. Omega One. He ate 1 pellet, letting the others sink. I fast him on Thursdays. He looks and is acting fine. I recently changed the Small Aqueon Filter. I placed a decoration in the tank yesterday, a shrine that does not have sharp...
  14. Stupid flake mistake, what to feed with now?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey all, so I was very stupid today and accidentally bought a container of Omega One flakes instead of Omega One pellets, which were really what I wanted. Please don't rant about how idiotic it was of me to assume that Omega One Betta Buffet only came in pellets, I already know that I really...
  15. He wants to eat, but can't.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, my betta fish Severus has been having some trouble eating lately. He definitely wants to eat, but it's like he can't. I feed him usually about 4 omega one pellets a day (broken up over hours of time, so like I'll feed him one pellet then come back 3 hrs later and feed him another and so...
  16. 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...
  17. Betta attacks food, chews, then spits it out

    Betta Fish Care
    This is the first time I've noticed this behavior. He normally eats well, but I've had him for about a week. He seems otherwise healthy and has a nice bubble nest going. Swims around, very active. I've got him on the same pellets my other boy is on (Top Fin Color-Enhancing Betta Bits). I...
  18. Personalities >.<

    Betta Chat
    Does anyone else have the frustration of having multiple bettas with multiple tastes? My first betta,Mako, is rather tiny and prefers flakes, she literally turns her nose up at pellets. My other betta, Ghostie, turns her nose up at flakes, and prefers pellets.
  19. Feeding help!

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    We are new Betta owners. We bought a beautiful blue half moon tonight. We also purchased a small 1.5 gallon Betta tank with a filter. We went to feed him and noticed that every pellet we tried to get him to eat would get pushed down by the water filter. Any advice? Of the 8 pellets we dropped...
  20. Has anyone heard of these pellets?

    Betta Fish Care
    I was in petco last week and saw these pellets from Omega One. They are called Omega One Marine Micro Pellets (with garlic). The first ingredients are salmon, halibut, whole herring, cod, shrimp, wheat flour, wheat gluten. Crud protein is 39%. here's a link...
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