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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question why won't bettas eat off the bottom?

It seems like a lot of bettas just refuse to eat the food once it hits the bottom. Why is this? As some know, i have to pre-soak my the pellets for Peter and now it also looks like i will have to for my new girl =[ anyways, it takes some effort and time to do this and when Peter attacks the softened pellet from my finger tip and misses and it floats to the bottom, he won't eat it off the bottom and i have to soak a new one. boooo....A little while ago, Peter missed and as it was floating to the bottom, i actually pointed at it and he followed it down LOL, but once it hit the bottom, he just stared at it and then swam back up slapping his chops as to say "hey where is my grub?" haha
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Some will eat off the bottom, and some won't. They're silly like that!
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any other feed back? 1fish2fish, xxabc, dramaqueen?? LOL
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Tango learned to eat off the floor from the corys. I guess some of them need a fish teacher vs. a human teacher. :)

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HAHAHA!!! GOOD ONE!!!
Bettas are stuck up snobs and would not never eat off the bottom haha.

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Mine won't eat off the bottom.
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I've only had one that would eat off the bottom. If it isn't on the top, forget about it!lol


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spoiled brats! lol but gotta LOVE em!
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I love the looks that they give me if the pellets sink. They give me a pouty look and it seems like they're saying "Um, I'm not picking that up."lol :P


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yes, that is exactly what Peter does LOL
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