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How many and what sized flakes should you feed your Betta at a time?

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It's actually best if you bought freeze-dried blood worms, they are higher in protein than flakes, and are the fish's natural food, so obviously more appealing to your fish. You only need a few of them, usually just what it'll eat in a 2 minute time period.

However, live food is preferred, if it's not available, definitely get freeze dried, which can be purchased at a convenience store or even walmart.

== == == == Pet stores sell a food for bettas, it comes in a small can from tetra-min, to feed your betta if you keep it in a glass vase by itself with a plant, just take a small amount between your first finger and thumb or a pinch and drop it in, bettas for the most part do not eat every day so it is up to you how often you feed your fish once again if your betta is in a bowl or container by itself, you do not have to feed your betta every day. I feed the betta in our glass container that has a lot of plant life about once or twice a week, and that betta is about 8 months old,

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