Hi! Is it a good idea to feed 2 grown male bettas once a day at night?
I think it depends on how much you feed them. The consensus here is that it is better to feed smaller amounts twice a day than to give them one huge meal. I feed my guys 2 pellets, twice daily. Some days I will substitute freeze-dried bloodworms for a meal.
As for the time of day, it doesn't really matter as long as his light is on. Bettas are sight-predators and hunt with their eyes. Also it is bad to turn the light on and then immediately feed your fish because they don't have irises like we do. They take a lot longer to adjust to light than our eyes do.
I always make sure my fish see my fingers before I drop the food in. Try to entice him to the surface before you drop his food in. Also, you need to make sure that you take any uneaten food from his bowl or else it will rot and foul the water.I fed Amor pellets and he spit them out. I learned that he was just trying to make them softer and that its totally normal but its Twilight that im worried about. When I put pellets on the surface of the water, he doesn't see them because he is at the bottom of the bowl. Then they float down and he goes after them until they hit the ground. How can I get Twilight to eat?