Feed your fish once a day with food specifically made for bettas. Japanese fighting fish have small appetites, so drop in just three to six pellets per feeding.
I just had a thought while feeding my SFF Bluegrass to show YouTube viewers how I do it. Fairly amusing. I figured it out using only what I could grab nearby, this little piece of plastic junk is what I found that worked. I bent it and maneuvered it so I could use that instead of my finger.. Using my finger feels kinda cool to feed him but it's hard to keep steady with the hand over the bowl. Be sure to feed your Siamese Fighting Fish a variety of foods, I recently learned, so since I already had 2 types of SFF around I tried the pellets and he liked em too. I have Wardley Betta Premium Food pellets, and Tetra freeze dried blood worms, and he is one of the most healthy Bettas I ever had(betta is their technical name). I'm planning to try and breed em in a month or two, and the internet's got some good guides. I'll give the babies away when they're ready, if I go through with this. Happy training!
In the wild, the Japanese fighting fish is a carnivore who prefers dining on insects and insect larvae. Feed him the same high protein diet of meaty food, including blood worms, Grindal worms, Daphnia, brine shrimp and other small crustaceans. He'll also adapt to eating betta pellets and freeze-dried fish food. Feed the Japanese fighting fish once or twice per day, but be careful not to overfeed, which can harm his health. Avoid feeding him no more than he can gobble down in two to five minutes.
How to care for your Betta - Tips for feeding your fighting fish
Bettas are known as Betta Splendens or Siamese fighting fish
1. Set up an aquarium—Make sure the tank is not too small, bigger that two gallons, and solitary from other fish. Bettas will fight other fish of its kind and fish with flowing fins that can be mistaken for a betta. They are aggressive because they are territorial. However, some betta fish can be put in community tanks with types of tetras, guppies, and bottom feeding fish. Make sure you check with fish experts and research before you get possible aquarium mates. 2. Provide hiding places—Betta fish love to hide and have something to provide variety in their tanks. Hiding places also help bettas to feel safe. 3. Get betta fish food—There are many betta fish foods available in stores and online. Betta fish food flakes or pellets like betta fish food frenzy flakes is the best food for betta fish because it has been formulated to keep bettas healthy with bright colors. For more on feeding betta fish, see the commonly asked questions below. 4. Keep the water clean—Change the water in your tank often. It should have a filtration system and be monitored carefully to keep your fish happy. If you don’t use a filter, the water needs to be changed multiple times a week. Water in a betta tank should have a slightly acidic pH between 6.5 and 7. You should test the water weekly with pH strips available at pet stores. 5. Keep water warm—Betta fish prefer a warm environment between 76 and 82 degrees. This can be accomplished with a tank heater or you can place the tank near a radiator or other heat source. Make sure the tank isn’t too close to the heat source or else you may risk the water getting too warm. 6. Play with your betta fish—Yes, they betta fish can actually play. They have memories up to 3 months long, so you can teach them to follow your finger or play little games.Regular water changes will help maintain a pristine environment in your aquarium. Fish waste and other debris, such as uneaten food and decomposing plants, cause ammonia buildup in the aquarium, causing the Japanese fighting fish to become more susceptible to illness. If you go too long without changing the water, it can develop a yellow tint, indicating bacteria in the water and other toxins. To avoid upsetting the fish, change small amounts of water each week rather than all the water at once. Make sure the water you're adding to the aquarium is the same temperature as the old water you're removing.