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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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annoyed with a betta who clearly wants to die..

over a week, no interest in food... screw it, if you want to die then fine.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 10:51 PM
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okay then.......um so you have a new betta who will not eat? it is completely normal for them to refuse food for a week or two they get stressed moving to a new home. I bought a betta which was completely healthy that would not eat for a month and he eventually got over it and was just fine.

Try offering frozen foods like mosquito larvae/brine shrimp etc. If they accept that it will increase their appetite making it easier to wean them on to pellets in a week or two........
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She won't even eat frozen bloodworms
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Frozen or Freez-Dried Daphina would a good choice, it'd get her digestion moving and get her hungry for pellets.

Don't give up on her yet. XD
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Ill go to my lfs tonight and see what I can try.. I'm just annoyed.. not one of my pets can be healthy?
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My female didnt eat any normal food, not even blood worms or live fruit flies. But she loved steamed egg and also live white worms

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 04:46 PM
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is her water too cold?
colder water=slower metabolism/more likely to refuse food.

I ha a petsmart boy refuse to eat for about a week. I showed him a girl(floated him in her tank for a minute) and after his dance for attention he readily accepted food.


If she's smaller the pellets may be too big you or hard, too. Try crushing them or getting a micro pellet.
if you're going to your lfs, try to get live blackworms, or bloodworms, my fish love live black worms.
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Shes huge so it isn't her size...and the water is at 80
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so I can't go to the lfs today but I will go sat
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