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KingArt777
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Betta feeding question
« on: August 30, 2010, 06:22:54 PM »

Is it betyer to feed my Betta Bubba in the day or at night (once a day)?
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 06:34:16 PM »

I feed him about 5-7 granules mornings and evenings. But in your case, because you keep him in such a small glass  Sad I'd feed him about 4 granules mornings, lunch and evenings.
And you must do frequent waterchanges
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 07:21:06 PM »

the bookle that came with the tank says to feed ones a day and take food out after 30 sec
and food the says feed
help
 Huh
 is there a benefit if i feed him twice daily then once(for him)
like you recommend
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 08:39:58 PM »

just feed bubba he ate the food so fast Cheesy
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Hanna
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 12:38:18 AM »

Hey, you changed your nick name and avatar Cheesy Is that you?

Sorry to reply only now, we got 5 Platies for the tank, just introduced them 40 min ago and observed them.

Yes, with feeding there are so many recommendations, I agree it is confusing sometimes.
But I think better less than too much.
I watched a DVD yesterday about fish keeping.
There they say according to feeding that we should observe how round or flat their tummy is.
So this means if the tummy is quite round, they had too much. If it is concave, that means sort of hollow they need to get more.
If their tummy is nice and evenly curved this is ideal.

Also my personal opinion is: A slightly hungry (gold) fish is a healthy one.
 Wink
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 12:40:00 AM »

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just feed bubba he ate the food so fast Cheesy

Yes they eat it fast, Barbarossa is the same... it is cute watching them how they eat  Wink
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 12:40:55 AM »

yes it is me
thanks
the funny thing is that he ate 3 at once
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 01:00:45 AM »

It is a lovely photo.

Yes this happens that they eat 2-3 at once and sweet how they sort of"shake" their little head while munching
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 10:46:30 PM »

I know!  It is so cool to hear them actually crunching the pellets!  Cheesy
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2010, 12:17:29 AM »

lol how do you hear them eating Huh
do you put you ear in the water or some thing
by the way today i moved bubba to a bowl that is 4x biger then his old one
will feed him tomorrow to prevent new tank syndrome
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2010, 02:54:34 AM »

Hi KingArt777,
haven't heard from you for so long. Hope you and your Betta are fine. Bubba sure will like his new home. You can feed him now, must not wait until tomorrow. But one pellet after the other, you can watch him while he is eating. It is so cute.
But please don't feed more than about 6 pellets, ok.

Did you use some of his old water?  If yes all should be fine.
Do you have some conditioner for Bubbas water? Do you have a plant for him too? He'd love it and will sit sometimes on the leaves Wink
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2010, 03:35:29 AM »

That won't prevent new tank syndrome  Undecided Look it up. Maybe you just meant to help but still, a tank/bowl should be cycled before adding fish.

Glad you moved your fish into a bigger tank Smiley
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2010, 04:05:41 AM »

Lots of beneficial bacteria and some 30-40% water changes whenever ammonia spikes should do it Smiley
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2010, 05:21:09 AM »

I wouldn't feed your Betta 3 X's a day!!!  I have mine in gallon bowls and I feed them once a day usually 3-4 pellets and sometimes I give them a second feeding like twice a week in the form of frozen bloodworms.  Most Betta people say to fast one day since Bettas can become bloated.  Most of them fast their Bettas on Sunday.  I never have but I do a complete water change once a week and then don't feed them until the next morning.  My one betta, Buddy is over 2 years old now, still active and colorful, which is surprising since most Bettas when they get old their color fades some.
I use water conditioner by Aqueon in their bowls.  It is a complete condtioner and also adds trace minerals to the water that atre beneficial to Bettas.
A live plant is good to have in their bowl too.  Like Hanna says, they like to sit on the leaves or swim through it or hide in the leaves too. Smiley
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2010, 08:50:41 PM »

ya to late just feed him
I have so much home work so i have all most no free time that is why i do not go here as much(i am sick of school going back to do my end less home work)
there is a werd thing in the water i will take pix if i find more, i hope it is not part of his fins because i have no free time to go to the pet store(because of school)
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2010, 09:09:08 PM »

Oh yeah, to answer your question on hearing the betta eat.
Just listen real closely the next time you drop a pellet in and he begins chewing it.
You will here a distinct "crunch crunch crunch" Smiley
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2010, 12:24:13 AM »

Must try it too to hear Barbarossa crunching, lol Wink
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2010, 04:15:55 PM »

I know someone how feeds there betta once a weak is that bad thing
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2010, 05:23:17 PM »

Everyone does things differently. Smiley
I have heard of feeding bettas every other day but never once a week. Undecided
I personally wouldn't.  I have had healthy bettas for many years and I have always fed at least once a day, sometimes with an evening treat. Wink
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2010, 06:11:53 AM »

Our bettas get  their food twice a day, they know when it's feeding time and I feed them about 6 pellets, one at the time.
Barbarossa munches them immediately, Sindbad chews them, spits them out and then munches them.
I also feed bloodworms and blackworms once a week.

I believe a small amount of food once or twice a day is much healthier than a bigger amount once a week.
It would make me feel bad filling my own tummy every day but my fishies must fast 6 days out of seven.
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2010, 07:49:03 AM »

Aren't 6 pellets for one fish pretty much? Especially for fighting fish who are pretty small.
I read somewhere that 4 (small) pellets per fish should be enough.

Guess it doesn't matter, BUT, one should always feed less than you'd think was needed d:
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Re: Betta feeding question
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2010, 12:50:11 PM »

My bettas (Comet and Cupid are their names Tongue) they love to eat their pellets right before lights out. Bout a year ago I observed how large my sister's female betta fish was. When I asked her how much she fed she said six to ten pellets once every day. At the time Cupid, my lovely yellow and pink female betta, was very very small. So I upped her food to about 8 pellets. She grew super fast after that, now she is about 3 or 4 inches long including the tail. She is very big and healthy now, living in her gallon bowl. I always suck out uneaten food afterwards to prevent a water problem...
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