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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Playing with his food

In light of a special occasion (1 month being with me ) I decided to feed Tvarscki his (freeze-dried) blood worms (it's all Walmart had). I dropped one into the tank, he swims up, grabs it and pulls it under. He then, spits it out and makes a sharp turn with his body and smacks the blood worm to the surface, he does this a couple of times, before he finally eats it. He tries to do the same thing with flakes but they break up into little pieces after he spits them out. :\

Does anyone else's betta have to play with their food before they eat it? Or is this just the way they eat and I'm just now noticing it?

Tvarscki - black/blue veiltail - joined the family 12/17/2010
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 04:22 PM
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None of my betta's eat like that but if they get a bite that is to big they will bite it and then spit it out repeatedly. I use flakes, Frozen blood worms, and frozen brine shrimp.
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None of my betta's eat like that but if they get a bite that is to big they will bite it and then spit it out repeatedly. I use flakes, Frozen blood worms, and frozen brine shrimp.
That's what I thought at first, he doesn't acknowledge any food that is small. But he seemed to be amused by slapping it to the surface and chasing it back.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 04:34 PM
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Sounds like he is just playing. If you go to the dollar store in the childrens section they usually have small bath toys in the shape of fish I got one for Pan and he likes it alot. Gives him somthing to do.
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