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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Picky Eater

I thought that I would start keeping a journal about Dovahkiin's picky eating. I'm trying to get him started on Omega One Betta Pellets instead of only frozen blood worms and frozen brine shrimp.

In short: things aren't going too well. This is the second night, in a row, I've tried feeding him pellets. I dropped a pellet in and he watched it float into some of the plants. Then he just looked at me like I was crazy for even trying.

Maybe tomorrow night will be different....only time will tell. Maybe we can curb this picky-ness.


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my betta is picky too he will only eat live foods. try different types of food.

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I've tried every type of worm looking thing, but he won't eat a pellet-like food. I need him to get the nutrients from the pellets, though!


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No luck this morning with the pellets. Nor this evening. -sigh-

I gave in and fed him frozen red worms....I didn't know what else to do...


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Again....he turned his nose up this morning...-sigh-

I'm continuing to alter feedings of the frozen blood worms and frozen brine shrimp...


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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 10:24 PM
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I had the same problem with my bettas when I was switching from flakes to pellets. I never gave in and eventually they learned to accept it and now they beg for the pellets
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I would be more adamant, but after two days of his hunger strike, I came home to him having bite marks on his fins. No no no. Can't have that.


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Did you try waiting for him to come to the surface by you to beg for food and then give him the pellet? Mine were used to ther foat floating so it kinda threw them for a huge loop when all of a sudden it sunk. So I would have to wait until I had his ful attention and then I would drop the pellet in and he would usually chase after it cause he wanted to know what it was lol and that's how I got him used to eating them.
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Yea. He goes this thing where he looks at me and nudges his face to the surface about two or three times. That's his way of him telling me that he's hungry. Except that when I put a pellet in, he looks at it, looks at me, and then looks away from it.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 01:13 AM
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You could either soak it in garlic juice or buy NLS, (new life spectrum) which is already soaked in garlic juice. This makes food WAY more appealing, they can hardly resist!!
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