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6 years ago #1
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what does betta fish eat?

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6 years ago #2
Andrea
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Betta fish can eat:

Betta Pellets,
Frozen, fresh or freeze dried brine shrimp,
Betta very much like Blood Worms (in moderation)
Some Bettas will eat flake food, but not most.
And on occasions for Betta regularity, you can once a week provide a blanched smashed frozen pea.

A Betta diet should be varied. Alternate they type of food given either on a daily basis or per feeding. You really only need to feed a Betta no more than 2 times per day. And one day with out food to fast. So that it can clear its digestive tract. Some Bettas are prone to constipation.

Keep in mind a Betta's stomach is only about the size of its eye. Don't feed a fish more than its can eat in several minutes. Left over, uneaten fish food will contaminate your fish's home once it starts to decay.

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6 years ago #3
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As a special treat for your betta try an <email> (if possible) mosquito.Here in South Africa we get loads of them(catch the F@#$ things at night)
They enjoy the nutrition they get, only once a few weeks

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4 years ago #4
fisyfamily44
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thanks for the helpful info!
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4 years ago #5
spas95
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thank u

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4 years ago #6
bak5506
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betta pebbles from petsmart or petco

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4 years ago #7
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hey thanks for the info. But i just got my fish and t doent move that much i will sometimes bt not much. What should i do??

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4 years ago #8
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Any aquarium needs a filter, heater, full hood, light and a working nitrogen cycle. Here's a link to some more basics:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/your-first-aquarium-how-to-make-it-successful-564.html

After the basics are provided, the fish will be happy and healthy. You are welcome to post more questions.

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4 years ago #9
Nathan
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Thank u very much

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4 years ago #10
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Bettas are carnivores. They will not eat food containing vegetation. Check the ingredients label to see if a betta will eat the tropical fish food. I often feed my betta pillbugs. Agonizing decapitation and amputation of pillbugs! They will eat small crickets, moths, dried worms, and sometimes, ants! They prefer it if the food is moving. Bettas will also eat mosquito larvae. Bettas sometimes flare at odd foods.

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3 years ago #11
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i feed flesh from my cheeks to my baby betta it loves it

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3 years ago #12
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hi johnarthur sir

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3 years ago #13
Littlelauren
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Ive always fed my betas freeze dried blood worms, however, feeding worms to fish is somewhat of a risk as there is a possibility that blood worms can contain parasites that are bad for your fish. Just do your research to find a brand that works for you! I use top fin

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3 years ago #14
spider fish
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how often should you feed a beta fish blood worms because my fish is spitting up his pellets but doesn't spit up blood worms what should i do keep feeding him the blood worms or what

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3 years ago #15
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Blood worms are a primary food for a betta, so they are great to feed. That said, variety is the spice of life and all mine get frozen/thawed blood worms/glassworms, daphnia, mysis shrimp, tubifex worms, krill and brine shrimp and other frozen/thawed mixes containing protein and bits of algae (spiralina, etc which they also love). I used to feed pelleted foods as a staple, but I got one guy who would not touch pellets for anything, so I switched everyone to this and they're happy and healthy (I should also say I feed my guys very lightly and fast 1x/week. I've thankfully become immune to their sad puppy begging).

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3 years ago #16
Littlelauren
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Well just keep feeding him the blood worms! But moderation is key! just make sure that you don't overfeed him Its easy to get carried away because betas usually cant resist bloodworms!

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3 years ago #17
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i guess they eat fish flakes and this stuff called aqua munch that is for all fish{i know because i feed it to all my different types of fish{molly,Betta ,goldfish,fighting fish and cliches] also says on packet also live worms and blood worms.

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3 years ago #18
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they can eat pellets, flakes, freeze dried food anf frozen food. sometimes even lve food. my betta is fine with pellets but HATES freeze-dried bloodworms. But, these fish have different personalities, som it may not be the same with your fish!

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3 years ago #19
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my bettas dont like flake. just the pellits and the frozen brine shrimp.

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3 years ago #20
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bettas will eat a variety of food. They are mainly carnivores. they eat bloodworms, grindal worms, brine shrimp, wild insects, insect larvae, flake food, pelleted food, and even a few bits of cucumber here and there.

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3 years ago #21
Vladimir
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Thanks for the info
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3 years ago #22
paul
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thankes

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3 years ago #23
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A variety of staple, dry foods are made specifically for bettas. They are formulated for complete nutrition and are available in several forms. The fish's diet should be based on a staple food supplemented with high protein treats like frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp. The freeze dried foods can expand after eaten, so many aquarists soak them before feeding or just avoid them.

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3 years ago #24
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3 years ago #25
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a betta likes to live in a small fish bowl about a gallon to 1/2 gallon bowls. they dont need the filters or anything like that. i have three bettas and i have them near the windows for natural light. mine are more active at night then during the day. they sleep alot so when you see him not moving too much it is because it could be sleeping. make sure you have a 2 gallon jug of pre made fish water around to use when you clean out the betta bowl once a week. i use tap water from my kitchen and soft water from my bathroom to mix and put in some betta water conditioner in to the jug and let it sit in the room temperature for at least a day. i mix my water up right after i get done cleaning out the bowls. so it is ready for the next water change after a week. i keep the water in the dark so it isn't doesnt go bad but has a chance to really get ready for the fish. my bettas love haveing a clean home every week. they like plants either alive or plastic to rest on.

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3 years ago #26
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trigger37 wrote:
a betta likes to live in a small fish bowl about a gallon to 1/2 gallon bowls. they dont need the filters or anything like that. i have three bettas and i have them near the windows for natural light. mine are more active at night then during the day. they sleep alot so when you see him not moving too much it is because it could be sleeping. make sure you have a 2 gallon jug of pre made fish water around to use when you clean out the betta bowl once a week. i use tap water from my kitchen and soft water from my bathroom to mix and put in some betta water conditioner in to the jug and let it sit in the room temperature for at least a day. i mix my water up right after i get done cleaning out the bowls. so it is ready for the next water change after a week. i keep the water in the dark so it isn't doesnt go bad but has a chance to really get ready for the fish. my bettas love haveing a clean home every week. they like plants either alive or plastic to rest on.


This is false and can be detrimental to the betta's health. A half gallon is not enough water or space. Small volumes of water build up dangerous toxins quickly, and long term exposure to even low levels can affect your betta's long term health and lifespan. Just because betta's are hardy and can survive marginal situations, does not mean they will thrive.

I would recommend a filter especially in smaller tanks. The space for media provides extra valuable surface area for the colonizing bacteria; Space that may not be available in the substrate. The mechanical and/or chemical part also works to filter out toxins.

imo, the male betta should have 3-5g minimum with the larger the tank the better.
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3 years ago #27
dawn1372
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I feed my betta when I had them was betta pellets, bloodworms

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3 years ago #28
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i still have all my betta's living the way they do and they are almost a year old now. i had one that lived to see 10 yrs old he was just living in a 1/2 gallon fish bowl and getting cleaned out every week. he never got sick.

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3 years ago #29
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I believe in always providing any pet I keep, the biggest environment I can provide.

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3 years ago #30
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Altimie baby

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