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SoldSpartan
03-19-2018, 07:58 PM
Right now I've got a male betta fish and I'm feeding it Aqueon Betta food. The thing is that it comes in sinking pellets form, and I am worried that the little guy doesn't have the chance to eat any of the pellets before it sinking to the bottom. Is this something of concern?

MCHRKiller
03-19-2018, 08:00 PM
If he is housed alone...he can travel to the bottom to eat. If he is housed with others you can just add extra food to ensure he is getting enough. If you are concerned about him not eating all of the food from the bottom decrease the amount you feed and add some trumpet snails.

SoldSpartan
03-19-2018, 08:16 PM
I plan on buying a bowl for my betta tomorrow; right now he is just hanging out in the top corner of my 20 gallon tank.

angelcraze2
03-19-2018, 08:27 PM
Get at least a 3-5g bowl. Betta fish don't actually live in puddles in nature and get bored easily.

Boundava
03-19-2018, 08:27 PM
Why move him from a penthouse to a studio? Is he bothering or being bothered by other fish? I have had-currently have bettas in large community tanks with other fish (not bettas), they always do fine.

angelcraze2
03-19-2018, 08:34 PM
Also, make sure you have some kind of filtration and room for it. A sponge filter is good and a heater.

MCHRKiller
03-19-2018, 08:45 PM
Ive got a betta in one of my 40Bs...he eats with the other fish and gets along quite well. There is no need to move him or worry about him eating specific "betta food" mine eats flakes, frozen, veggie pellets, NLS, whatever I toss in.

madagascariensis
03-20-2018, 03:10 PM
As other members have said, bettas are adaptable and will feed off the bottom. The only issue might be if your gravel is
large-grained enough for the pellets to sink between them and out of reach. If this is the case, an easy fix would be to have a little reptile food dish
or other flat container below the area where you feed, to catch all the food.

angelcraze2
03-20-2018, 04:38 PM
Also, make sure you have some kind of filtration and room for it. A sponge filter is good and a heater.

I just learned betta fish aren't big fans of bubbles. They prefer the water to be still. So if you use a sponge filter, (which are great biological filters for small spaces) add a pile of rocks, a bunch of plants or some kind of decor piece to break up the flow. You can also get a flow adjuster with a knob and add it to your airline tubing.