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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone

Hello,
I am 15 years old and have been keeping aquariums since i was very little. I got my first betta this year and he was a old Crow tail betta.

He was very timid and docial. As a simese fighter i don't now but i think he was quite rare in persanlity as he would never flare or even chase the female that went in his tank.
I did get two 'females' later on in the year from Pets at Home which in the UK is known for its badly kept and identified fish, unforchantly I fell victim to this. The two females being my first ever females and had never seen females in person i got a female and a male which was labeled as a female. This male did manage to attack both the fish and was then seperated and he lives happily in a selective community tank that my dad owns.

Chi passed away recently and I was upset so the day he died i got my new siamese fighter Envy.
Envy is so different to Chi, as a fish he gets rather male like which can be expected i think with siamese fighting fish with females and tend s to chase the female so the female lives seperately from him.


Anyway a quick question hes really shy around people and tends to hide away. He doesnt take the dry betta flakes, grainual food, froozen food or sinking food. What do i do?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 05:04 PM
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Welcome..Sorry to hear about the whole female being a male thing..They should know better or not sell bettas at all..For the one not eating try smashing garlic and soaking it in water..Dip a pellet in the garlic water for a few seconds and try that.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you i shall try that tonight.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 04:41 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum

Envy is a real beauty. I agree with soaking a few pellets in garlic water for a few minutes before feeding. And just give him some time, eventually he'll figure out that those pellets are yummy food.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you :)
I will then.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 11:51 AM
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Hello! Envy is very pretty. Welcome.

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Thanks :)
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Hello and welcome to the forum !

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Hey and thanks :)
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:27 PM
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...

Enjoy your stay....

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response....
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