View Full Version : Feeding my Betta

08-09-2007, 04:04 PM
How much should we feed our Betta? We feed him Hikari Betta Bio-Gold. The directions say to feed the Betta 2-4 pellets two to three times daily. We began feeding him 3 pellets twice a day but I have read some people only feed their Betta 3 pellets a day so they do not overfeed them. After reading that, we then started feeding him 3 pellets a day. He looks as if he is still hungry and practically begs us for more. I want to make sure that we feed him enough but I don't want to overfeed him. How can we tell when we are giving him too much food?

08-09-2007, 04:32 PM
Remember that your betta's stomach is roughly the size of his eye, very small. You are better off having a hungry fish than one that is overfed. 3-4 pellets a day I think is all that is needed.

08-09-2007, 04:54 PM
Okay, that makes sense. That is what we'll do. I'll just have to ignore those little puppy dog eyes begging me for more - lol

08-09-2007, 08:05 PM
I've been feeding my bettas 3 pellets a day for over a year and no one has died of starvation yet. They always act hungry though.

08-10-2007, 01:08 AM
That's good to know that it isn't just my Betta acting like that because I really didn't want to feed him too much.

08-10-2007, 01:11 AM
Mines hungry all the time too :) I give mine 2 in the morning and 2 at night

08-10-2007, 01:34 AM
Hungry fish, to an extent, usually mean healthy fish.

08-10-2007, 02:40 AM
Do they need a variety of food or just Betta pellets?

08-10-2007, 02:55 AM
Variety is always a good thing!

Live or frozen brine shrimp (just a few) will be eaten.
Mine loved eating mosquito wigglers, I try to breed them without the neighbours complaining, just so my fish used to get a live, yummy meal.

When you feed, make sure you've got his attention.

08-10-2007, 03:27 AM
I feed mine two different types....Usually its the hikari betta bio gold, but sometimes I give him the tetramin Betta flake medley, which has like freeze dried flakes and brine shrimp in it. It likes either of them.

08-11-2007, 12:57 AM
I give mine freeze-dried bloodworms a few times a week.

08-11-2007, 11:17 AM
I was hand/forceps-feeding Courtier (my new Betta) with individual live tubifex tonight. He yummed them down.