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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 06:46 PM
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post #22 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 07:17 PM
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...He's beautiful but how big is that tank?

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Your betta may be spitting food out because it is to hard. Or you are not letting your betta chew then give the rest.

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Yeah how big is that tank? Look really small bettas need at least 2.5 gallons. 5 gallons preferably so that the tank can cycle.

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post #25 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 09:09 PM
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My boy rejected the first kind of pellet I gave him, he would eat crushed up flakes. Eventually I got him eating frozen (not freeze dried) blood worms (which he noms like a fiend) and a different kind of pellet, I believe omega one. Just some general advice on pellets and other betta food, look for at least 42% protein, the first ingredients should be fish, not wheat or other such fillers.

Also if he's a new fish it may take him a while before he will start eating. They can last a long time without food. Frozen foods, or live foods are supposed to be extremely appealing to them. I can verify that they love frozen blood worms. Before I bought some the girl at the pet store showed me just how easy it was, and how much all the fish loved them.... You think bettas are carnivores? Try watching the angels or chicilids go for those suckers, they were jumping for it.

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mildly late but lol, my little buddy does that if I soak them >.<;
if I leave them dry he'll jump for them, sometimes he gets my finger instead though x3 <3
try flakes like they said, or different pellets,
since flakes can be a pain >.<;
yur don't leave uneaten food D:
and freeze-dried blood worms are nice in moderation.... one container lasts ages so it's a cheap treat ^-^ don't handle them bare-hand though, apparently they can make you itchy.

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also that does look small, how much water is in it and how often do you change it? ><;
as far as pellets go I give mine two in morning and two at night with one day a week in which he gets no food at all to give time for digestion.
but some are more prone to certain disease than others ( some styles of tail get swim bladder more etc. )
so you may have to ajust that.
they can go without food for quite a bit so it shouldn't hurt him to do every other day or every three.

I'd be watching the water though, as the others said it looks like an awful small space with very little water ><;
if it's as small as it looks it looks you should be changing the water 100% every day and they really do need more space ad water than that D:
2.0 at the ABSOLUTE least, 2.5 at preferred least...

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kai did that when i got him. i had to buy smaller pellets and hes fine now ^^:
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post #29 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 09:31 AM
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It's a 1/2 gallon. I'm sorry the picture is so huge I was trying to figure out how to attach a picture. I'll do 100% water changes and get some flakes.
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best wishes :D
and if you remove him with a net remember to be SUPER gentle.
he's a pretty blue boy :D

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