Best Betta Fish Foods to Help Keep Your Betta Healthy and Stress Free

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Like most aquarium fish, bettas prefer food that is alive and moving. Live foods also provide the betta with better nutrition and more energy than frozen or dried food options. Young bettas, or bettas that are being conditioned for breeding or showing, in particular, should be offered live foods several times a week for optimum health and vigor. Below are some popular live food cultures that are simple enough to be maintained by the casual hobbyist.
Betta’s also tend to eat a large variety of foods. Here are a few typical betta fish food options;
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If possible, try to avoid overfeeding dried pellets, flake or freeze-dried food. Some foods are marketed as “For Bettas” but could cause digestion problems due to indigestible fillers and low moisture content. You will usually find these in packages near where bettas are sold. These pellet foods absorb water and expand in the fish’s stomach 2x or 3x their original size. Some bettas react badly to them, often suffering from , bloating or even swim-bladder disorders. If you’re unable to feed your betta anything but dried food, you should soak the pellets in a glass of tank water for about 10 minutes before them to your fish. This will give the pellet a chance to expand to its full size before your fish ingests it. As with any betta fish food, do not overfeed and if you notice significant abdominal bloating, reduce the number of pellets fed or switch to live or frozen food. The Top Betta Fish Food
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Photo provided by FlickrBettas are a popular pet fish, requiring little space and an easy diet of flake foods
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As for frozen foods, many fish stores have frozen foods available for a reasonable price to the public. They are typically insect-based, which is perfect for bettas, which are insectivorous by nature. Blood worms, brine shrimp, midas shrimp, and other foods are available from a variety of manufacturers, as are mixed-ingredient carnivore diets. These foods are beneficial because they mimic the natural diet more accurately, are extremely rich, highly palatable, and may be fairly inexpensive based on the number of fish you own. However, one must keep in mind that frozen foods are not nutritionally balanced, and unless fed in great variety may lead to deficiencies and excesses that can be harmful to your betta's health. Furthermore, the richness of these foods promotes obesity, particularly in fish kept in colder aquariums with less swimming space. Finally, frozen foods can be a source of deadly bacteria if stored incorrectly, so always look for signs of re-freezing, and dispose of any excess thawed food after each feeding. One of the more popular Betta fish foods is the Combination Betta Pellets. These fish food pellets are essentially a mixture of common fish food such as bloodworms and mashed shrimp meal, and a special vitamin blend. This combination boosts the immune system, promotes longevity and enhances the .