Thursday, 12 November 2009

Food for Your Betta Fish


Bettas are carnivores animals and require effortlessly eatable foods high in protein. There are more than a few types of food that are fine for bettas. You may discover that your betta takes to fresh food at once or it may take some time. Be enduring.

This is not unavoidably a comprehensive list of betta foods however contains items mostly used by aquarists, breeders and hobbyists. Make available your betta different types of foods to assure a well balanced diet and be certain never to overfeed.

1. Flake Food - These are dry flakes manufactured especially for fish. It consists of fishmeal, yeast, shrimp meal, algae meal, plankton, kelp, vitamins, preservatives, and protein fillers like wheat meal, soybean meal, oatmeal, and brown rice. Their packages vary. Flake food is a well balanced diet for your betta. It is conviniennt and easy to store. You can buy it from any local fish store. It is very reasonably priced. You must be a little bit careful while purchasing flake food as all flake foods are not manufactured equally. A few might have more filler compared to fishmeal which might cause digestive troubles. Also, vitamins are used up after package is open for 2 months, this does not intimately imitate betta’s natural diet.

2. Pellet Food – A few pallet foods are Betta Bites, Bio-Gold etc. These are dry pellets specially manufactured for fish. It generally comprises of fishmeal, yeast, shrimp meal, algae meal, plankton, kelp, vitamins, preservatives, and protein fillers like wheat meal, soybean meal, oatmeal, and brown rice. These are also available in almost all the local fish stores. Be cautious as pellet foods at times cause severe to mild digestive troubles.

3. Freeze-Dried Food - It varies a lot, generally a few type of food source takes in bloodworms, daphnia, tubifex or brine shrimp. This is a very nutritious food for betta’s. However it had disadvantage i.e. Freeze-dried foods have low moisture content and may result in digestive problems in certain fish. Just feeding one type will not make available a comprehensive nutritional diet.

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