new convert (my road to redemption) - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 06:07 PM
Member
 
vaygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Middlesex County, NJ
Posts: 2,649
Welcome! I agree about trying the hikari pellets. All of mine eat them. Though Whiskey wouldn't eat for the first couple days. They also sell a mini pellet which is good for smaller bettas if that seems to be a problem for him.

You could try frozen bloodworms too and frozen mysis shrimp. Most pet stores will have them in the freezer. At least then they're not dehydrated. I use tweezers to feed these to all my fish occasionally (well, my puffer gets them every day).

Just watch for bloating. His stomach is just behind his gills so if he starts to look bloated there, fast him until it goes down. Sometimes bloodworms can cause constipation.

16 Gallon-4 Corys, 3 Endler's, 5 Celestial Pearl Danios
10 Gallon: Male King Betta-Kilo
5 Gallon: Male Marble HM-Logan
5 Gallon: Dwarf Puffer-Huey
5 Gallon: Male VT-Tango
vaygirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 06:33 PM
New Member
 
nacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 121
Hi Michael,

It's funny - my fish will only take pellets. I bought Atison's betta pellets over Hikari after I read about a recent change in ingredients. He loves his food. I tried giving him a pre-soaked freeze-dried bloodworm, but he just turned up his nose at the pieces. It's weird how our bettas have different tastebuds :)
nacho is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 09:23 AM
New Member
 
MistressNight333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 28
yah it is funny. my betta skull will kill you for a bloodworm, but lilly my bffs could care less about bloodworms.
MistressNight333 is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: FL Panhandle
Posts: 3
update

Quote:
Originally Posted by vaygirl View Post
Just watch for bloating. His stomach is just behind his gills so if he starts to look bloated there, fast him until it goes down. Sometimes bloodworms can cause constipation.
Update: I was out of town for 4 days about a week ago and offered pellets to Murphy when I got back and he eats them now. I was getting a little worried about constipation because he had a bulge at the back of his body, just in front of his tail fin, but he has been on pellets for a week and that bulge is smaller now. He still doesn't seem super crazy about pellets so I haven't offered any bloodworms since the switch because I don't want him to go on a hunger strike. I'm just feeding this stuff I bought at Walmart, made by Wardley, but they sure seem large for his mouth. I pick through for the smallest bites I can find, so I'd like to find something smaller. Overall though, I feel better informed about his food and am thankful for all the knowledge and encouragement passed along here.
Murphy is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Member
 
beta novice's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,198
try beta bites

my beta's
female purple vt-grace
blue and white marbled hm-kisame-lighto
white marbled hm-boo
beta novice is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome