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    Exclamation I got a new betta! Help!

    Yesterday I brought home my first betta, and put him up in one of the Tetra Water Wonders Aquarium Cube 1.5 Gallons tanks I had set up and had running over the weekend. I bought him up at Petsmart, and I was careful to look for signs of sickness. Here he is

    He has already learned to recognize me as swims up to the side of the tank when I walk by. I was wonder if anyone has any advice to keep him happy and health, as this is my first betta and i would prefer to keep him alive. He does not have a name yet. I have been feeding him betta bits, no more than 4 or 5. I donít want to over feed him, but if anyone can give me an idea for a good meal size I would be much obliged.
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    Sounds like your doing pretty well already.... meal size sounds good, You have a filtration system I assume?
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    high protein diet--avoid too overfeeding as this will cause constipation. live foods are always better than dried/frozen (except for the occasional case of parasites). a weekly one minute workout in front of a mirror also helps--dont overdo it though, otherwise this will tire out the fish and cause unnecessary stress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    high protein diet--avoid too overfeeding as this will cause constipation. live foods are always better than dried/frozen (except for the occasional case of parasites). a weekly one minute workout in front of a mirror also helps--dont overdo it though, otherwise this will tire out the fish and cause unnecessary stress.
    workout in front of a mirror?......
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    To answer Exo, I do i have filter running in the tank. Its a whisper small gallon filter. I also have a small tank heater running in the back. You can kinda see it in the photo.
    So live foods are best? what type do you recommend?
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    daphnia for sure. black worms are also good. try avoid using tubifix as those are raised in sewage. brine shrimp is also a possible staple.
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    I feed mine frozen bloodworms, betta pelets, and in the summer, mosquito larva.
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    Ok, I could also use the daphnia to feed my bladderworts too. I've heard that if you feed a betta too much live food, it would eat itself to death?
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