Betta food concerns

  1. Paincoast89 Member Member

    I recently got a Betta and I got freeze dried blood worms for him, is this a good food to feed him all the time with or should I get different food?
     
  2. SabrinaBrook Well Known Member Member

    Hi Paincoast,
    I have had bettas for awhile now and i started off with wardley betta food alimento, they are pellets. Then i brought some dried black worms recently. I also have some marine master gold fish granules. My bettas prefer the black worms and gold fish granules the best. I alternate both the foods from day to day and my bettas love this. I think they like the variety because in the wild they would be eating something different all the time. So yes im sure what you have would be fine but mixing up what you feed them cant hurt either. Well, at least it hasn't hurt all my bettas :)
     

  3. Flowingfins Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't recommend freeze-dried. You have to soak them for 5 minutes before feeding or you risk bloat, because they will expand in your fish's stomach. They have almost no nutritional value, think of them like potato chips.
    I feed mine Omega One Betta pellets, frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, and peas. Alternating each day.
    Goldfish granules offer mode veggies than protein, because goldfish are herbivores. I would buy actual betta food that is formulated specifically for bettas. They are insectivores, meaning more meaty foods are necessary.
    When I condition my breeders I feed only frozen foods. They do extremely well with that, but a good quality pellet food should be staple.
     

  4. SabrinaBrook Well Known Member Member

    Id go with what Fins said, i didn't think there was any harm with the goldfish pellets because i was using the black worms too. I will revert back to using the betta pellets together with the black worms now :)
     

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  6. PrinceOfPride Member Member

    I keep seeing some tropical fish owners claim that frozen/live blood worms carry disease, and I'm kinda wondering where this mentality comes from? To me it doesn't make much sense, as I figure the closer to nature the diet is, the better. Do you think the people claiming their fish got sick off of live and frozen blood worms may have just been due to a bad brand/company?