How Often To Feed Betta Fish? Feeding your betta fish is a great way to keep them healthy and happy. Feed one or two pellets once per day, and they’ll love you for it! If fresh food isn’t available at home (or if their diet consists of freeze-dried treats), try substituting those with some water every now then on the weekends so that all parts of his/her body are satisfied equally.
How Often To Feed Betta Fish
1. How many pellets do I feed my betta fish a meal?
A single pellet is all it takes for your betta fish to feel full, happy, and healthy.
2. How often do you feed a betta fish a day?
Bettas are not big eaters! Feed an average of one cube-shaped betta pellet once per day, or two times per week. Whether you choose once or twice depends on the age of your fish. If he’s younger than 7 months old, feed him more frequently—maybe even three times daily—but once he ages past nine months, reduce how often you feed him to just once every day or two. The more cautious side will help him stay alive longer!
3. How often do you feed a baby betta fish?
Feed your betta fish as frequently as he wants—in fact, some people even feed their babies up to six times per day! Just make sure that you’re feeding him extra-small pellets (the smallest size available) so that he doesn’t choke on them. Also, if the water temperature is below 70 degrees fahrenheit, go ahead and bump up how often you feed him since his metabolism will slow down due to temperature changes.
4. Do bettas need to be fed daily?
Although most stores recommend feeding your betta fish at least twice a day, there are plenty of others who say once per day is fine too. What I’ve found is that it depends on how much work you want to do, and how much you want to invest in your betta. If you feed him twice a day, for example, he’ll grow healthier and live longer—even if that means putting more time into feeding him.
5. How many days can a betta fish go without food?
If it’s between three days to two weeks before the water temperature drops below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, your betta will be just fine without food until all of his needs are met again. But doing this is not recommended unless the water temperature is at least 78 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer because he won’t exactly have enough energy to power through cold temperatures! Be sure to check the guidelines on this site for advice on how often it’s best to feed your betta.
6. How many flakes should I feed my betta fish?
Just one or two flakes every day will be enough to sustain your betta’s life and give him all the nutrition he needs to grow and live healthy and strong! But remember: the smaller the flake, the better for your betta since it’ll be easier for them to eat and digest. If you want, you can crumble up a pellet into it to make sure they’re getting everything she/he needs (and that there aren’t any pellets floating around in the water).
7. Can I feed my betta 3 times a week?
Bettas don’t need to eat that often; only twice per week is recommended when they’re healthy and show no sign of constipation. If your betta does not seem healthy or is constipated, you should feed it more often. They are carnivorous fish so make sure they are eating enough meaty foods. For example, if feeding them flake food for one meal a day, supplement with freeze dried brine shrimp or blood worms as another meal every other day or every third day.