The most common mistake that first-time fish owners tend to make is to not know the right time for feeding and amount of food to give their fish. This can be a huge problem for betta fish care. For betta fish, once a day is enough for adult bettas while babies have to be fed twice. Overfeeding is a major hazard to their health, so after feeding time, remove food particles left floating in the fish bowl.
When it comes on the type of food to feed betta fish, there are two things that they can digest: live food and frozen food. But this depends on the type of betta fish that you buy. Most prefer live food, such as larvae, brown worms, bloodworms, and brine shrimp.
Since frozen food is much more convenient in preparing, most pet owners go for this type of food. You can easily find frozen or freeze-dried food types of the list mentioned earlier, which are made especially for betta fish.
Betta fish can go without food for a few days and it is good to skip one or two feeding days so that their digestive system can cleanse itself. However, if you will be gone for vacation for a long period of time, it is best to have an automatic feeder to ensure that your pet fish will not die of starvation.