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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Betta regret

I regret getting Ziggy Stardust #2. He gets so stressed out when I move in front of his tank.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 07:02 PM
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How long have you had him? Some bettas can take a while to warm up.

God some of the fish I bred and raised still flee in terror at the sight of my face haha.

If you have any frozen or live foods, try feeding these to him with tweezers or a toothpick. If he starts associating you with food it will make him less timid.


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I got him Saturday and he is refusing any food. I tried flakes, 3 different types of pellets, and FBW. He is flaring up a storm in his 2.5 gallon, he sees me, he loses his coloring, gets stress stripes, and hides until I go away

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Saturday wasn't that long ago, he might just be a slow settler. Try live or frozen. Most bettas will find it very difficult to refuse them.

I think sometimes bettas get treated roughly at the wholesalers and then roughly at the store and so they don't really have much experience with people beyond that.

However, I too have regretted purchasing certain bettas almost as soon as I walked out the door with them. I don't like having tanks filled with fish I don't particularly have an affinity to. In the past I usually just sold those fish on.


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He is a very beautiful dark and light blue and red possible HM so I had to get him.
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Then I would just give him some time and I am sure he will come around.


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Ok, I realized something. He doesn't care if I am watching him, but if I have something that takes pictures, he freaks out. I guess he's very camera shy

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I've had this happen. Sometimes they get so stressed out from being moved and being in a new place that they don't even want to interact with you. It's like they get depressed for a few days or something. I'm sure he'll warm up to you. Some of mine don't like the camera either.
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