Tiny Betta Food

Rtessy

Member
I picked up a male betta a little while ago, and after getting home I found out he's a pretty small dude. He was unable to eat normal sized betta pellets, so I've been feeding him some micropellets I've had on hand. I doubt that micropellets and the occasional freeze dried bloodworms are a good diet, so what are some good, tiny versions of food that he could eat?
 

CanadianFishFan

Member
I have a baby too and use frozen food that they slurp up and mirco pellets. I have 5 different dried food for my adults. I crush the adult food with a spoon or something until its powder and the female baby betta is able to eat it. Otherwise I don't really know many brands but this helps instead of buying more food like me.... (*cough* I have *Couch* 7 different foods for my *cough* Bettas :>)
 

DutchAquarium

Member
for the smaller bettas, micro worms are a good live food source that are easy to keep and don't cost much or take up too much room.
 
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Rtessy

Member
Thanks for the suggestions! I needed to specify, my bad: he's full grown, (I think), I believe he's about 4 months, maybe 5, I did get him from Petco, they said they get them shipped in when they're about 3 months old and I watched him sit in a cup there for 5 weeks before I got him, and I've had him about a week. I don't think I could keep a constant microworm culture, but that might be something I'll try for a while, I'm sure he'd love it.
 

dwarfpufferlover

Member
Hi,
I have been trying the small bug bites alternating with other foods for my Betta and he loves them. I cannot feed pellets either for the same reason.
 
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Rtessy

Member
Great thank you! Also, weird question, but I have a handful of live fruit fly larvae (by accident) and my mystery snails love to eat them, would they be safe/beneficial for the betta?
 

JamieXPXP

Member
NorthFin is great for bettas with small mouths since their betta pellets are 1mm. Live fly larvae is great for fish but maybe not as their main food
 
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Rtessy

Member
Thank you! And I meant just as a supplement, but I'm realizing that mystery snails may have eaten all of them....
Haha, I also realized today that he is probably a she... I've never seen such a brightly colored female though, guess I got lucky. But it does explain why she can't eat normal sized food, maybe.
 

JamieXPXP

Member
Lol it can be a little tricky sexing bettas since sometimes males and females look similar
 
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Rtessy

Member
JamieXPXP said:
Lol it can be a little tricky sexing bettas since sometimes males and females look similar
Yeah I think I'm finding that out
I thought I saw the beard and everything, but this morning I saw the egg spot. Who knows lol
 

California L33

Member
I'll second Northfin Betta Bits as a good small food. It may help to soak the pellets to make them soft enough to chew, though Betta Bits don't have a long float time, so it's kind of an art to get them soft enough to eat, but still float long enough to make sure they're eaten from the top. You can also cut larger pellets with an extremely sharp knife.
 

Aquafina

Member
I used . Now I'm trying Nutrafin Max Betta Granules which were said to be small, but I have to slice them in half. The HikarI pellets were a perfectly small size.
 

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