How often do you feed your betta?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gritsar, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I have a betta in a small tank with two cory cats (the corys refuse to die [​IMG] ).

    I feed them every other day, a pinch of tropical flakes and maybe 6-8 betta food pellets.

    If the betta had his way I'd feed him every time I passed the tank, which is often. He also likes to fight with the red betta on the front of the food container.

    How often do you feed your betta?
  2. glenolam

    glenolam Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Canterbury, CT
    A few beta pellets once or twice a day. But he usually just lets them sink to the bottom so I'm sure we could cut back!
  3. Crazyland

    Crazyland Songster

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    We feed them every day/ other day. The kids sometimes forget a day. I just look to see if there are any pellets on the floor. He doesn't like flakes.
  4. Appytaz

    Appytaz Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Central Florida
    I had mine on my desk at work - fed him every morning - he liked the flakes - and would jump out of the water to get a blood worm - LOVED those treats!
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Every 2 weeks. Otherwise his belly bloats up like a 9 month old pregnant lady with twins.
  6. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Every day.
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    A few pellets everyday/ other day.
  8. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Every day, sometimes forget a day. Also have a moss ball in there that it nibbles on. They are tough fish!
  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I only feed three little pellet balls every day or every other day. I almost never have to clean the tank because I feed him so little and he eats it all right away. If he starts to look bloated, I cut back and feed him less often. Usually when I'm at school, I'll feed him every day except on weekends. So far he's been alive about three years!
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    I like to feed twice a day, 1-2 pellets per meal. That's with Hikari pellets. I don't know how the size is with other pellets.

    When younger mine are more active and eat more. A five year old is usually less active and eats less. If they attack their food, they get a second pellet. If they eat more casually, they get one. I also go by how their body weight looks, looking from above. Underweight fish get more food, chunky fish get less.

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