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Old 05-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #11 
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I tried the garlic! I cut up part of a glove into small bits and swished the other food in it with a little water too, to flavor it.

He ignored it at first, then took a nip -- then turned up his nose.

Then I saw him eat something very hard to see, I think it might've been a worm, probably growing in the tank from all the overfeeding I've been doing in general to try to get him interested in something. I recall having a problem with that way back, and that this was likely the reason.

I really don't want a tank full of worms from overfeeding, for him to eat. So I don't know whether this is good or bad. At least I think I saw him eat something very small.

I think this Betta is going to refuse all but live food.

I am wondering what to do. I wish I knew somebody who fed his fish live food and wanted a Betta.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:01 AM   #12 
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Thanks for all the help!
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #13 
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You could try the mosquito larvae trick. It's been used before many times to get a picky fish to eat.

One of the reasons he might not be eating your food is due to all the live food in his tank. Maybe try cutting back on feeding everyone for a few days and doing a good gravel vacuum. Maybe that plus the garlic (which seemed to have some effect) will entice him to eat.
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Thanks for all the good advice I'll give it a try!
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