In this article, we will be answering the question what do you feed betta fish? More and more people are getting betta fish as pets each year and this has lead to a steady increase of betta owners reaching out for advice on what they should be feeding their pets.
We have researched the various products that are ideal food sources for betta fish on the market and decided to publish this article covering all of the best betta fish food sources out there. Our hope is that this article will help as many of our readers who also keep betta fish as possible.
What Do You Feed Betta Fish
Although we will be covered each of these food types in greater detail throughout the article, here is a short form list of them to save you time:-
- Betta Fish Pellets
- Betta Fish Flakes
- Brine Shrimp
- Wingless Fruit Flies
- Mysis Shrimp
Betta Fish Pellets
The formula has been specifically designed to offer your betta fish a balanced nutritional profile that can be used as your daily feed without the requirement of adding anything else to supplement your bettas diets. The size of the pellets has been designed to help reduce the chance of overfeeding too.
The image below shows the nutritional profile for Aqueon Betta Pellets Betta Food direct from the side of the tub.
Betta Fish Flakes
These flakes are nutritionally balanced and offer a full nutritional profile for your fish. They also have a number of ingredients in the formula that help enhance the naturally vibrant colors of your fish. The flakes have been processed to reduce the chance of the flakes crimping or collapsing when added to your betta fish tank increasing the amount of food that your fish eat. This reduces the amount of leftover food that are left to sink and helps keep your tank water cleaner for longer.
The image below shows the nutritional profile for TetraColor PLUS Tropical Flakes from the side of the tub.
As they are a little more expensive than the flakes and pellets covered above, most fish owners will use them as a treat meal for their pet betta fish. When used as a supplementary food source for your fishes diet they can be used two to three times per week instead of or in addition to the staple food.
The image below shows the nutritional profile for Tetra Freeze Dried Blood Worms direct from the side of the packing.
Next up, we have Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp. Another hugely popular food source for betta fish but again, they are often used as a treat rather than a base food due to their slightly higher price than standard pellets or flakes. You can click here to read a bunch of reviews left by third-party fish owners sharing their experiences feeding their pets brine shrimp.
They are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals making it the ideal supplementary food source for your betta fish. You can use them as a treat food two or three times per week to help keep the diet of your beta fish exciting.
The image below shows the nutritional values of Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp.
Wingless Fruit Flies
Next up we have Wingless Fruit Flies. A fruit fly culture can provide a healthy, nutritious source of great food for your pet betta fish that will last weeks for one low price. Many people don’t like the idea of having these in their homes but they are really easy to maintain and the flies are safely contained. They are also easy to serve to your betta fish, simply poke a hole in the top of the cup and knock some flies into your beta fish tank when required then put some tape over the top when done.
Fruit flies are packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein making them the ideal food source for betta fish and a whole bunch of other popular pets. You can click here to read a number of third-party reviews left by independent pet owners who use these as a food source.