Fish flakes are common and most fish will eat them; however, your betta should not have this type of food unless it is dire.
My betta just seemingly nose dived to death. I've never seen a fish do this before. Normally my fish live for quite some time but I only had this one for three days. I had just cleaned his tank and when I put him back in he swam around for half a minute then started nose diving. I was trying to figure out what to do but it was too late. Where did I go wrong?
Thanks for this good information but I might have scanned past this part but I have a betta(I've had him for a month and a half now) in the good living conditions(he's also in a 15 gallon tank) and he shows no signs of illnesses but for the last 24 hours he's been laying at the bottom for long periods of time not moving at all until I make a movement close to his tank. He is eating and does swim around very little but with the lack of oxygen in the tank at the moment (im trying to find somewhere that sells live plants for fish still) it worries me that he may be ill and I'm just not noticing the right signs? Or even is it possible to current from the filter is too strong? It doesn't seem like the filter would be the issue but I'm not that experienced with fish care.
Can Betta Fish Eat Goldfish Food – WYL
So the food for betta fish should be protein rich meaty foods.
The proper is extremely important to keeping him happy and healthy. As most fish owners know, there is proper food for every species of fish and one of these selective eaters is the Betta fish. Lastly, remember that Bettas prefer to eat from the upper part of the water in your tank. They are not bottom feeders. So before you feed them, get their attention by letting them see the food close to the top. Drop a tiny bit and watch them eat. Once that bit of food is gone, drop more into the tank, but always watch the belly of each fish. If your Betta looks the same after he has eaten, you can feed him more, each time making the portion smaller. Once you notice his belly is bigger, do not feed him anymore. Also, make sure you remove any uneaten food from your . eat many types of food including shrimp, bloodworms, insects, mosquitoes, snails and occasionally small fish. Many of these foods can be purchased frozen such as brine shrimp and bloodworms. These foods will keep your Betta very happy and healthy.Also – if your Betta does go beyond eating for more than 2 minutes than chances are your Betta can actually get FAT if this trend continues. If you look close and notice a bulge where the belly is (around the front/ventral fins) then your fish is overweight!