The digestive system of the betta fish is specifically designed to handle a high protein diet. Bettas food should be at least 50% protein. Most betta food (pellets) will have a protein rating of at least 50%, look for at least 32% crude protein.
The Betta fish naturally feeds from the surface of the water and has a mouth designed specifically for that. In the wild, the betta fish will eat insect larvae right off the surface of the water.
Keeping this in mind a floating betta pellet would most mimic its natural environment. Most pet stores offer betta specific pellets.
Betta fish only need to be fed 2-3 pellets per feeding so one container will last a very long time.
Use our detailed step by step betta fish feeding tips at the end of our post “Can Betta Fish Eat Tropical Fish Food” for healthy, happy betta. Good luck!
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