I just got my new betta, Felix (after the composer Mendelssohn...can you tell I'm a musician?) yesterday.
He was pretty healthy when I picked him up from PetCo, and his tank has been set up with new and conditioned water for two weeks (I set it up before leaving for Spring Break). Overall, he's healthy. I think he's even building a bubble nest, so I think he's pretty happy.
However, he seems to be really shy and cautious and won't eat any food that I feed him. I have tried the food that I've fed my previous bettas, Wardley Betta Food, and I even tried to feed him Aqueon Betta Treat Freeze-dried Bloodworms. He's either ignored the food or doesn't realize what it is.
I was wondering if anybody had any tips for getting him to eat and/or setting up a feeding routine for him. My previous betta immediately clicked into a routine, so I'm not sure how to go about this more difficult case with Felix.
Oh, and he's in a 2.5 gal tank (not as big as I'd like but it's what I can afford at the moment). Filtered. Heated to ~79 degrees. Tetra BettaSafe water conditioner.
Thanks in advance! :)