I picked up Glory II on 31-Dec-12 from petsmart. He is a DTHM with plenty of spunk and great looking fins but a skinny body when viewed from the top. He can be seen in my avatar.
For the first few days he was eating Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits and the occasional Top Fin Freeze Dried Medley (daphnia,mysis shrimp,bloodworm). I had the Betta Bits and some TetraFin Goldfish flakes from our last betta, Glory. I would have to rotate the food since he would get bored of the same food every day and not eat.
a few days ago he seems to nibble on the green pellets and then spit them back out. After a few times he gives up. He won't even go near the red pellets at all. Occasionally he bites a daphnia/shrimp/worm and does the same, nibbles and spits it back out then gives up. I tried the flakes and he just looks at them confused for a moment then swims away.
If I see food still floating in the morning or when I get home I will take it out and wait a few hours before trying again. I assume that if I don't see something he as either finally eaten it or it has sank to the bottom.
Do I need to try another brand or type of food? Something frozen or live? He seems to hunt and peck the glass beads like he is bottom feeder. Is this normal or do I have a 'special' fish