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What do bettas eat.

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fishman

Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 03:53 pm
I think that my beta is not eating the regular flakes. will they eat tubefex worms or brine shrimp cubes until I can get "beta food"?

  

Nancy

Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 07:08 pm
fishman, my betta would never eat flakes. I have two bettas and only one of them would eat freeze dried bloodworms and only for a short while. I now feed them Betta Bites, Hikari Betta Bio Gold, and frozen bloodworms. They eat very well and I don't have any more problems. Hope this helps. Also check out Kick's article (here on Badman's site) about Bettas. Kick's an expert and can give you lots of good advice.

  

fishman

Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 07:59 pm
ok thank alot nancy.

  

Chris

Friday, February 08, 2002 - 02:28 am
I had a beta and we fed it pellets specialy made for them.

  

Kick

Friday, February 08, 2002 - 09:01 am
fishman, Nancy is telling you correctly. Usually the flakes get a turned up nose. Betta bites are your best bet if he will take them. They are made to provide all the nutrients that your betta needs. If he is young, you might find that he tries to eat but ends up spitting them back out. You will especially see this with the biogold food. This is because his gullet will not allow the pellet to go down. You can try to break it apart to make it smaller or just hope that he is getting enough from the pieces to fill his tummy. If you fear he is not getting enough by the bites, try small pieces of freeze dried blood worms. I usually feed those to mine as treats. If this little fella is new to you, it could be that he has not become accustomed to his surroundings just yet and after a while, he will come around to be a vigorous eater in the end. Good luck and let us know if you need anything else.

  

fishman

Friday, February 08, 2002 - 03:13 pm
Kick, thanks alot for the info. I will definatly come back and ask more questions.

 

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