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Emilyviolinpuppy

My beta fish spits out its food when i feed her. Im really worried? Is she sick?

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No. Beta fish always do that. My beta fish always done that.

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Nope.

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No; mine does that too. She grabs hold of one of the pellets, and then spits it out. They're probably too hard for them to eat at first and need to be softened by the water before they can eat them. By the end of the week, my fish has eaten all the pellets; she just can't eat them all right away.

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All my fish spit out their food when they're full. A Betta's stomach is about the size of his eyeball, so consider that with how much you're feeding him. How often are you feeding him? I fed my Bettas a pinch of food every other day and I've had a few live as long as 4 years on this. However reading up recently I see a lot of professionals feed once a day and then fast for one week.

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Instead of feeding my fish two pellets every other day, I feed her four pellets every week; it slows down the fish's metabolism and leads to greater longevity. I want to have my fish for a long time, so I have slowed down its metabolism. The fish is fine, don't worry. :)
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rbeezy

My beta does the same thing, then it will eat on it some more that is normal.

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I thinks it's fine.

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Too much in one gulp, a lot of fish do that. Spit it out and then take it in when it is more condensed. They don't have hands to break it apart.

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don't worry it's okay

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That's usual for a beta fish he needs to let the food soften or the piece is just to big for him at the time.

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