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Posted 6/23/2010 11:11:59 AM


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I'd like to mix it up a bit. It seems so boring for them to eat the regular Betta bites every day, so can Betta's eat any sort of people food?

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Posted 6/23/2010 12:21:44 PM


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they can most probably eat frozen peas, but you'd have to take the outside off first and you would have to unfreeze them. If you do give them peas, don't leave them in for very long. also they might not eat them.

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Posted 6/24/2010 2:15:08 AM


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There are some wonderful frozen and freeze-dried fish food varieties out there that Betta's love.  Emerald Entre' gives them both vegies and seafood, and there's a host of other frozen choices (bio-encapsulated varieties are awesome).  Some freeze-dried treats include krill and various shrimp species.  I suggest you avoid bloodworms all together, but some say they're ok if fed very sparingly on occasion.

Both options are much better for fish than over-processed manufactured food.  At home, many vegies can be used, as well as unseasoned cooked seafood.  There are also lots of recipes for homemade fish food online that you may want to try.

Whatever you decide, be sure to research the dietary requirements of Bettas so you provide a balanced diet.

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Posted 6/24/2010 11:07:14 AM


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I'm glad to see that you are interested in giving your Betta a variety!

Try feeding your Betta frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, squid, etc. I think if you try that you would be surprised how your fish reacts; he'll probably show some more color, and act a little more lively. Plus they love it!

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Posted 6/24/2010 5:19:32 PM


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Can they or will they???  My girlfriend has a betta who's a very fussy eater.  We would like him to even try other fish foods but he refuses.  We tried brine shrimp, worms, flake, other kinds of pellets, and grated tuna.  It's betta bites or nothing for him.  Plus, he has to be fed one pellet at a time dropped right in front of his face.  If it sinks to the bottom, he won't go after it.  And he insists we give him time to crunch on it before he'll eat another one.  What a diva!! 

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Posted 6/24/2010 6:35:23 PM


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Can they or will they???  My girlfriend has a betta who's a very fussy eater.  We would like him to even try other fish foods but he refuses.  We tried brine shrimp, worms, flake, other kinds of pellets, and grated tuna.  It's betta bites or nothing for him.  Plus, he has to be fed one pellet at a time dropped right in front of his face.  If it sinks to the bottom, he won't go after it.  And he insists we give him time to crunch on it before he'll eat another one.  What a diva!! 

BTW fishy68 your bettas are beautiful!   

My male Betta is exactly the same way. If it sinks he won't touch it! He likes nothing more than to be fed when he wants it! He'll sit at the front of the tank until I stand there with his food, then swim to the back, flaring & flashing ~ what a hoot!

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Posted 6/24/2010 11:50:18 PM


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Many Bettas will eat much better if they are competing with other fish, including off the bottom.  They'll also eat more enthusiastically if there's water movement and a heater.  Some are just fussy, I'm sure, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

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