Alright lets first start this off on a good note, after little Snowflake (male) hadwhat I thought too be SBD, he has now recovered fully, can eat all his food (2 pellets twice a day),and has even started the whole beg for food thing that is so cute. He recognizes me as his feeder as soon as I come in the room and runs to beg at the front of the tank.
But my female that I got a few days ago is having a bit more trouble. When its feeding time she swims to the front a looks at the top waiting for food,almost to the point of begging but a little more subtle. Then when I drop her food in she hurridly gulps it up like most bettas do. But then a second later she spits it back out. Sometimes she leaves it and sometimes she tries again. You can tell she wants to eat it but doesnt seem to be able to. I was originally giving her normal "Wardley" betta food which is pretty big so I thought it was the size. So i tried giving her some "Bio-Gold" that are apparently "baby-size" made for smaller bettas but she still spits it up. She even spat up chunks of freeze-dried blood worms.
Ive seen her swallow and hold her food a few times so Im not too
worried. And she still looks very healthy and active. Im just wondering if its an easy fix or a common overlook or something.
I also have this powder stuff that is made for fry and very young fish I could try but I dont know if she'dbe interested/].