New Betta

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Watts Mason, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Watts Mason

    Watts MasonValued MemberMember

    Hey, I have a new betta and I am currently feeding it betta-min plus mini floating pellets. But I am wondering if that is the best or if there are any other staple foods that are better?
     
  2. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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    Watts Mason

    Watts MasonValued MemberMember

    OK!
     
  4. tinks8400

    tinks8400New MemberMember

    My Betta enjoys a varied diet pellets and live foods and he has always been bright and active .
     
  5. CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    They love blood worms. You can buy them frozen and thaw out the cubes. I have a two year old betta and he gets hikari and aqueon pellets also.


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  6. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Imo feeding a variety of foods is best as what one food may lack, others will make up for & I'm sure the fish appreciate the different foods
     
  7. aquaman86

    aquaman86Valued MemberMember

    I usually feed it flakes and worms as a treat

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  8. happyfins14

    happyfins14Valued MemberMember

  9. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    The omega one betta pellets are good, but the freeze-dried can lead to bloat.
     
  10. happyfins14

    happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    Not to be rude or anything, but they get one worm a week and my veiltail is four years old and doing fine :) my halfmoon I've only had for a few months but I have had no problems with him. Plus sometimes I forget to feed them the worm so they don't get it very often :)

    EDIT: I prefer freeze dried to live because live can carry parasites
     
  11. CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Just FYI,I am pretty sure the way the HIkari frozen ones are prepared there are no parasites.

    And WOW four years old! Thats amazing :) I feel like mine is old at 2.
     
  12. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yea I heard they only lived up to 3 years... my last one died around 2.
     
  13. happyfins14

    happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    Oh thanks I'll have to look into that :)

    And thanks I got him as a party favor I can't believe how tough he is. :)
     
  14. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I've heard of them living ten years in rare cases. 5-7 years, I have read, is not uncommon.
     
  15. happyfins14

    happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    WHOA ten years!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, that's a really long time.....
     
  17. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Well, I guess it really depends on how long they had to endure living in death cups at the fish store before they are "rescued" by people. I would guess mine was there for a very long time as he looked like in very bad shape when I purchased him and I had to recuperate, and that's why he only lasted 2 years afterwards..
     
  18. happyfins14

    happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    Yeah that's true someone bought mine from Petco along with about thirty others they had them stacked in a tower on a table and when you left you could take one he was near the bottom and I was like oh no but we somehow got him out and yeah still got him :)
     
  19. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    This thread is going off topic haha, but my second one was "rescued" from a cup in Petsmart. I don't know how old he was when I got him, though. :)
     
  20. happyfins14

    happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    Oh yeah you're right oops.... I think my beta's four he's a giant veil tail and he was probably one or two when I got him so he's either four or five :)