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What do you think about pellets?

  • Never feed them to your betta!

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  • They're not the most nutritious...

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  • They're okay. Some kinds are better then others.

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  • They're good.

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  • They're great! I feed them to my betta.

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My betta loves his pellets! Everytime he sees me with the pack of food in my hand, he already knows and swims to the top near the food slot and just waits. :)
 

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I feed my betta pellets too. He likes them as well! :p
I've heard people say pellets aren't nutritious. It would be nice if someone from that side of the arguement commented to give us insight into their perspective.
 

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I said they are good.

Pellets are packed with the nutrition that your fish needs but they aren't the best. Ideally you would feed your fish an array of live foods like Fruit Flies, Blackworms, Daphnia, mosquito larvae, etc. After that frozen foods are great with pelleted foods coming in third.

That doesn't mean that you shouldn't feed pellets. Most of us don't have the time to thaw out and feed frozen 2x a day every day and a lot of people don't want to deal with culturing live foods. Pellets are made to make life easy while still getting the fish the nutrition it needs.

That being said you should always have a variety in your diet. My fish are fed a mixture of 3 different brands of pellets, freeze dried brine shrimp or blood worms, frozen brine shrimp, blood worms, or glass worms. I'm also planning on getting a wingless fruit fly culture so I can feed live as well.
 

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It's pretty much a moot point for me since my betta will seldom eat a pellet. I suspect he was raised on flakes, cause that's what he loves.
 

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I feed my betta pellets too. He likes them as well! :p
I've heard people say pellets aren't nutritious. It would be nice if someone from that side of the arguement commented to give us insight into their perspective.
They are NOT nutritious when the main ingredients are wheat or vegetable products. Bettas are carnivores and should only eat foods that are meaty. That is also why it is good to give them blood worms, fruit flies etc.
 

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They are good for Dragon & Lucky.
 

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Most company's that make pellet's are trying to get the ingredents as cheap as they can so they can make money selling a 3 dollar pack of pellet's. Yes your betta will live off them but he will thrive off of frozen and live food's.
 

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I believe bettas can thrive off good pellets. I fed only pellets up until about 8months ago and my oldest fish lived over 4 years of age. As long as you try a pellet that has good nutrition he should thrive. Food is just a small aspect of thriving over surviving.
 
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