So my new heater hasn't come in yet but i put him in a larger container (by a little bit) and the heater should be here in the next 3 days (hopefully tomorrow). My new betta is putting the food in his mouth and then being sneaky and spitting it out later. The other betta loves his food and i feed them both the same pellets. What should I do if the new one isn`t really eating them? I thought he was because I observed him putting them in his mouth only to later discover them on the bottom of his container. Do they starve themselves if they don`t like the food??? I'm only feeding him the minimum amount on the bottle.
I gave him a blood worm which he litterally destroyed so i guess he approves of them. But I thought that was supose to be a weekly treat and not good to give them regularly? I just wanted to see if he would eat anything I had on hand for bettas to determine if he is not eating or fussy. If he doesn`t eat pellets what do i get? Or is he out of luck til he gets hungry enough to eat them? I'm not really sure how this part of it works. Of course I pick a fussy fish....
A lot of petshops around here feed only bloodworms in the shop to improve their colour and make them all feisty, or something silly like that. It could be that he simply isn't used to pellets yet.
I would suggest fasting him until he is ready to suck it up and try the pellets properly. :) Don't worry about him starving.
He may also be more willing to eat when his heater arrives. :)
i might try crushing them tonight. he might like that. he does put them in his mouth and spit them out (then never puts them back in). that suggests he might want to eat them but not be happy with them for some reason. size could be it.