I was wondering why my new guy started hoarding his pellets the last two days? I feed him Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets that I soak in tank water to soften for a couple minutes. First week I had him he took right to them but my daughters betta took a a while to give in and eat them. Because I always have leftover bloodworms, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp from feeding my ADF's i bring them as treats to feed by hand to the Bettas. Wally eats most things I give him no issue. But this guy just recently started rejecting anything except the blood worms. I realize I could have spoiled him so I stopped the bloodworms with him 2 days ago. He gets Nutrafin MAx Betta flakes to supplement his finicky eating. but I stopped that also to see if he is just testing his will against mine. Anywho... why is he taking his food in his mouth the the groves on the top of this mask then spitting them out onto it? Is this because he may think his food supplies are stopping?
Also I don't know if you can tell in this pic but he has perfectly spaced black dots down all of his fins (his face is black ). I don't see anything anywhere about that being a disease but just checking if you guys think this is is coloration or an issue?