What Do Betta Fish Eat?
Betta fish eat a variety of different food but the most popular choices are mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, small worms and betta bites or other commercial pellets.
How Often Do You Feed Betta Fish?
If you have fries in the tank, you’ll need to feed them twice a day. If you have adults in the tank, while it’s recommended you feed them frequent and small meals, you can get away with feeding them once a day.
How Much Do You Feed?
This is a subject that confuses a lot of people because if you feed a betta fish too much, they don’t always eat it. Sometimes, they’ll let the food go and it will just sit there and pollute the tank. When this happens, it presents a health hazard to your fish and a rather unpleasant smell if you let it go for too long.
Keep consistently feeding your betta fish little by little and only feed them what they can eat in 2 minutes. Once they stop eating after that initial 2 minutes, then stop feeding them because you’ll risk overfeeding.
Beta fish can live without food for a long time and for this reason, it’s best to let your betta fish work its digestive system and skip one day a week of feeding.
You should always remove any uneaten food as it will stink up the tank and could cause infection.
If you overfeed your betta fish, they could get what’s known as a swimbladder problem which is highly difficult to diagnose and fix.