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Old 09-02-2013, 01:51 AM   #1 
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Help! My fish wont eat!

So I feel like ive tried everything. My poor fishy, he just wont eat. I know I have a little tank but ive tried all this food and he just wont eat. Ive tried pellettes and hes eaten a few and ive tried flakes and he refuses to eat them. Im going to try bloodworms and see how that goes. But my friend has the same stuff as me and everything but hers actually eats. Its so frustrating! Can someone please help?!
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:09 AM   #2 
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How long have you had your fish? Most of them take a while to learn what food is.

Just offer food every day, and clean it up if he doesn't take it. Eventually he'll learn to eat. They can go weeks without eating with no ill effects.

New Life Systems (NLS) and Omega One Betta buffet are high-quality foods.
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bloodworns only as a treat a couple times a week.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:14 AM   #3 
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Yes, I agree that new fish can take time to eat. Fish don't eat when they are stressed, so there is likely something stressing it.

I would take a different approach though - I would not feed the fish for several days. Let it get good and hungry before offering it food again. If it STILL won't eat, then id say there's something wrong.
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iver had him a few days. I guess hes just stressed. he looks a little sad tho..
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Use a mirror to make him flair. See if that perks him up.
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