I have had Bettas for years, and I only feed the flakes. The pellets sank before the fish got to them and made the water gross fast! I had one fish live 5 years, only on flakes so I wouldnt say they are bad for them.
Id say just as with Chin food, its a personal pref!
My fish didnt eat much the first few days... I think it was them settling in as well as me switching them off the pellets the store fed them. If they continue not to eat I would try switching foods to see if it helps! Good luck!
Last edited by AmandaDi; 05-18-2006 at 01:24 PM.