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Old 04-17-2013, 12:29 PM   #1 
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New Betta, only eats bloodworms

I got a betta recently, after several years of goldfish raising, but unlike the goldfish, Alpha seems to be a really picky eater. I strongly suspect the pet store had been raising them on only bloodworms, as he will not take anything else.
It's been several days, and after dropping in a mixture of flakes and freeze dried bloodworms, he's gone for the bloodworms, and within 10 seconds they're gone, then given the flakes a disdainful glare. This have been going on for a couple days now, and since I'm afraid to give him too many of the bloodworms (or he'll get even more spoiled than he already is) so he's only had about 5 or 6 bloodworms in a span of five days. I was wondering if you guys had any tips on how to transition him onto a staple. I've tried 3 brands of flakes, and 2 of pellets. I also know of the garlic juice trick, but he doesn't seem to take to it.

Thanks for the help C:
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #2 
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Bettas usually don't like flakes. Have you tried giving him the pellets? New Life Spectrum makes a great betta formula that lots of us in the hobby of betta keeping use.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #3 
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I've tried Omega one and Hikari betta pellets. I'm not quite sure if I can get New Life where I live, I might be able to get a bottle shipped to me in a few days.
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Don't feed anything for 5 days, bet those pellets get eaten.
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