Hikari® Betta Bio-Gold® has been developed after considerable research into the eating habits and nutritional requirements of bettas. This floating pellet has been uniquely balanced to meet the nutritional needs of your pet. The inclusion of premium-select fish meal which provides a superior protein source, Astaxanthin which helps enhance coloration, Grape Seed Extract (polyphenol) which has been shown to reduce the impacts of aging and Spirulina which naturally offers a high concentration of usable vitamins, make this a daily diet perfectly suited for bettas and their high stress nature.
Perfectly Sized Pellet: For a 1.5 inch betta (from tip of nose to base of tail, before fin), feed three pellets of Betta Bio-Gold® up to three times daily. Add 1 pellet per 1/4 inch of growth, never feeding more than 5 pellets at one feeding. Additional feedings can be made if they are at least three hours apart and at least that amount of time before all lights are out in the room. During feedings, feed one pellet at a time and make sure the betta completely consumes each pellet. Do not overfeed. Overfeeding can be detrimental to the betta and the water quality. Remove any uneaten food after the feeding period.
Maintenance: Bettas are called “fighting fish” because the males fight with one another. You should never keep males together for this reason, but can keep a single betta with other non-aggressive fish in a larger aquarium. Keep your water at a low to moderate acidity and maintain a temperature between 73°F (23°C) and 81°F (27°C) free of drafts or rapid temperature changes. Change some water weekly with a water conditioner to remove chloramines, chlorine and ammonia that is the same temperature as the water you are replacing. We suggest a bowl size no smaller than 30 ounces but prefer something larger.