Best Betta Fish Foods to Help Keep Your Betta Healthy and Stress Free

"Hikari foods are far superior to the other foods on the market. In fact, in the case of my betta I would never give him any other type of pellet!"

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Browse our selection of Betta foods specifically created for Betta splendens. While it's true that most fish aren't picky eaters and Betta fish will likely eat traditional fish flakes, we offer a selection of specialty food that cater to the specific needs of these beautiful fish. Betta fish, also called Siamese fighting fish, naturally have a protein-rich diet made primarily of mosquito larvae and other insects. If you've observed insect larvae, they tend to stay near the water's surface; thus, most Betta foods are designed to float to make the food easier to spot. Also, Betta foods are normally made into small pellets so the specially formulated, protein-rich food can be eaten more easily.

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Are bloodworms, brine-shrimp, black-worms, and other live or frozen foods “too rich” for Bettas? Dried or freeze-dried versions (for example, freeze-dried bloodworm) is good, but shouldn’t be used to regularly feed your betta. It lacks nutrients compared to other live foods and can cause constipation. When feeding live food to a betta, aim to give it about 1.8 grams on a daily basis.

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Hikari Betta Bio-Gold enhances the natural brilliant colors of your betta and will help prevent color fading. It’s a completely balanced diet with vitamins added for healthy growth, including vitamin C which is important in reducing stress and fighting off disease. The floating pellets will never cloud the water and disperses evenly. Dispenser package allows you to control the amount of food you feed, helping to prevent overfeeding. All Hikari brand fish foods are manufactured by highly automated and specialized equipment using only high quality ingredients.

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Freeze-dried foods have a long shelf life, are inexpensive, and convenient for the owner. What's more, some chain stores feed freeze-dried foods exclusively to bettas due to their cost effectiveness, so new bettas are normally pleased to eat what they are familiar with. Unfortunately, freeze-dried foods have many negative traits. They are notorious for creating constipation and swim bladder problems as they absorb moisture quickly in the gut. Some nutritional value is lost during the freeze-drying process, and in the case of tubifex worms, it is possible for cheaper brands to harbor deadly bacteria. Many hobbyists will not feed freeze-dried foods for these reasons, though with pre-soaking in tank water for 10 minutes, freeze-dried foods are an enjoyable treat for your betta. Most betta fry start out on a diet of live foods, such as baby brine shrimp or vinegar eels. Well, adult bettas can certainly have live foods as well! Blood worms, blackworms, brine shrimp, wingless fruit flies, and other readily available invertebrates can be cultured with relative ease or purchased in some pet stores as a supplementary portion of your betta's diet. These foods have the benefit of also serving as behavioral enrichment, as they encourage the betta's natural predatory behavior. They are also highly nutritious as they have not lost any of their value from protein-degrading processes like freezing, drying, or sterilization. Unfortunately, live foods have a dark side: it is very easy to make bettas ill with contaminated cultures. Blackworms in particular are notorious for causing deadly internal infections, and should only be purchased from a highly reputable source or cultured at home. What's more, live foods can be pricey, either due to the costs of buying and culturing, or the price in pet stores. Because of this, many betta owners choose sterilized frozen foods instead.