Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #21 
New Member
KirbyTSnail's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Originally Posted by HeadlessLegoMom View Post
My daughter named him Buttercup
awh thats cute
KirbyTSnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #22 
New Member
KirbyTSnail's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Originally Posted by RussellTheShihTzu View Post
Until you get a good quality pelleted food, feed him one flake. If he spits it out, remove flake from tank. Try again six or so hours later. Keep this up until he eats.

Do not offer him frozen bloodworms or freeze dried until he eats his pelleted/flaked food and then wait a month to do that. It's like giving kids desert after they've refused to eat their dinner. Bloodworms should only be given as treats and not be a Betta's staple diet.

You could also ask the place where you bought hiim what they fed. If it was frozen bloodworms, that's probably why he's not eating.

Survival is what an animal's world is all about. They won't starve themselves to death. It's a waiting game.
I have had snails that starved instead of eating their food. However, my fish is eating his flakes after they sink. He seems to like finding them. If I leave flakes in the tank overnight, he will eat them. Anyways thanks for your help!
KirbyTSnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #23 
TFK Moderator
RussellTheShihTzu's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tennessee
You're welcome. I didn't recall you saying he eventually ate his flakes.
RussellTheShihTzu is online now   Reply With Quote

bloodworms, coloring, fin rot, food, water quality

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A couple of questions from a Betta newbie YarnLass Betta Fish Care 7 08-17-2014 12:00 PM
Couple questions about Betta and ADF JennybugJennifer Betta Fish Care 4 07-19-2012 01:58 AM
New betta. A couple questions. briser Betta Fish Care 1 03-06-2011 11:46 AM
Ready for a new betta? I have a couple of questions. theyxdrewxblood Betta Fish Care 7 03-04-2011 09:00 AM
Couple of questions about betta Tycoon Betta Fish Care 8 05-14-2007 09:51 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.