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Old 02-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #1 
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feeding my fish

Hi, i have a female betta fish and i've had her for almost a week now. I have some pellets but they are on the big side and she can't fit them in her mouth. Then, i crush them up into smaller bites. She then eats it and spits it out until the food hits the ground and she doesn't want it anymore. Sometimes she just looks at the food as it floats but tries to eat the food when it falls to the bottom.

I was just wondering if she hasn't adjusted to the food or is just picky. Is flakes a better choice for food?

Also, i was just wondering if it is safe to put legos in a tank.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum.I would keep offering her the pellets. I think she'll eat them eventually. Or you may want to try a different brand. That's what I had to do with one of mine. Sometimes it takes awhile for bettas to get used to their new homes before they'll start eating.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:13 PM   #3 
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Simple because it's called Betta food doesn't mean it's the best choice,
Look at all those small betta bowls and Goldfish bowls unfit for either fish.
Goldfish grows up to 12 inches rather quickly.

If she don't want it I personally wouldn't feed it.

But the choice is yours
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:45 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the replies, ill try some other brands :D
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:22 PM   #5 
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Also it's best to find one with some sort of fish meal or shrimp as the first ingredient listed :) Just something to think about when you go to pick a different brand.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:04 AM   #6 
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I have a male crowntail and veil tail doing the same thing. I don`t know if they`re being picky or what but the veil tail LOVED the blood worms, won`t touch the flake food while the crowntail is interested in the blood worms but keeps spitting them out and won`t touch flakes. I`m getting concerned but i DID just put them in new tanks a week ago. Let me know how this turns out for you!
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:40 AM   #7 
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I had the same problem, then I just fed him flakes for the longest time, tried the pellets again and he apparently liked those all of a sudden.
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