What do you feed your bettas?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Dolphini, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Dolphini

    DolphiniValued MemberMember

    What types or brands of food do you feed your bettas?
    Also, flake vs pellet? Opinions?

    Mine is on Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets and Hikari FD bloodworms, with the occasional frozen bloodworms. However, I also recently got Omega One Color Max pellets (a little big for betta, but I give him 1 per meal along with regular food), which I really like because it looks like it's made with better quality ingredients. I'm thinking of switching to their betta pellets or flakes as well.
  2. Bad Wolf

    Bad WolfWell Known MemberMember

    All my bettas found pellets to hard to eat. They were to hard most of the time and they would soak fast enough. I just started feeding him tropical flakes, any brand really. Then I started feeding them frozen blood worms, frozen beef heart and frozen brine shrimp, plus mosquito larvae and other insects I found.
  3. CHoffman

    CHoffmanFishlore VIPMember

    I feed my betta Ken's betta crumbles, frozen blood worms, frozen brine shrimp, and freeze dried brine shrimp. Betta's are piggies!!

  4. Oh oh, I knew I was forgetting something..............:oops:

  5. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    I can only get my betta to eat fry, egg yolk, peas, thawed bloodworms and brineshrimp and occasionally flakes.
  6. Zoreta

    ZoretaValued MemberMember

    I use Omega One Betta pellets, Hikari FD blood worms and the occasional piece of pea. Elton will eat anything, but Napoleon is too small for pellets, so he gets FD blood worms.

    Elton will do anything for any food- today I was training Elton by dipping a Qtip in tank water and sticking a pellet to the wet cotton, then holding it just above the water surface- he snapped up the pellet and tore off a hunk of cotton in the same jump! Vicious little guy!
  7. bettafish2816

    bettafish2816Fishlore VIPMember

  8. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning. I feed my Betta, Wriggley, frozen blood worms (he loves 'em), frozen brine shrimp, he has finally started taking a pellet or two but he doesn't really seem to care for the pellets. I'm glad he's started accepting the pellets just in case I have to be away it will be much easier on the fish sitter.
  9. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

  10. OP

    DolphiniValued MemberMember

    LOL! That's too cute! Mine is the same way, except he'll eat pellets from my finger.

    I went to the store today and found some of the Omega One Betta Buffet flakes, so I'll try those on Bleu and see how he likes them. I hope it'll improve his colors, they're kind of dull. :(
  11. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

  12. Martinismommy

    MartinismommyFishlore VIPMember

  13. Molly11New MemberMember

  14. redlessi

    redlessiWell Known MemberMember

    My new boy likes Hikari bio gold pellets, freeze dried bloodworms and algae crisps. He does not like freeze dried baby shrimps. I found that out today. He is too funny, grabbed it and spit it right out.
  15. Prince Powder

    Prince PowderWell Known MemberMember

    I feed my bettas Hikari Bio Gold pellets as their staple and the occasional FD bloodworm as a treat. I want to also add FD brine shrimp and FD daphnia to their diet for a bit more variety but with the size of containers it would probably leave me with enough freeze dried foods to last several years! I'm going to see about perhaps getting one or two of my husband's co workers together and see if they'd be willing to pitch in for the BBS and Daphnia then we could divide it up and have the variety available without having to buy a lifetime's supply.
  16. fishtroyWell Known MemberMember

  17. aquariumgirl laurenValued MemberMember

    One of my bettas eats frozen brine shrimp and betta pellets, but the other refuses everything except flakes. It really depends of the betta and what it likes, you just have to try different foods
  18. funkman262

    funkman262Well Known MemberMember

    I hear live grindal worms are great for bettas (especially betta fry). When I first started looking into raising them, many of the websites I viewed specified raising them for bettas ;)
  19. lyndra

    lyndraValued MemberMember

    My guys get betta pellets in the morning (I'm at work so I can't check which brand - it's in a silver and blue container) and blood worms in the evening.
  20. midthought

    midthoughtWell Known MemberMember

    My bettas eat most whatever it seems, not really picky. I give them Hikari Betta Bio-gold and freeze dried and frozen bloodworms, mostly, but have given them flakes before (just to see if they'd eat it) and whatever live insects I find. I've also given them small pieces of beef (leftover trimmings of a pot roast ;D).

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