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Old 04-19-2010, 02:06 PM   #1 
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Talking got my stubborn girl to eat with this method

I am sure this has been done before/discussed, but i thought it was neat. I got a girl last night and decided to give her some food today. I dropped a pellet in her home and she eyed it up like " you gotta be joking me right? " lol so i kept moving the pellet in front of her and she would like stick her nose up and swim away haha so after a few tries of pushing it in front her, she finally gobbled that sucker right up! lol anyone else tried this method before? I had to do the same thing when i offered Peter his first FD BW, shocking i know! He actually rejected it at first, but i kept putting it in front of him haha
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:52 PM   #2 
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anyone?>
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:20 PM   #3 
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WoW honestly i thought my betta was hard of seeing cuz he seems like he is not interested in anything unless i am wiggling my finger above it and moving it in front of his face. I have to feed him one piece at a time or else he just swims away.

Maybe hes just picky i dont know at this point........perhaps hes a bit of a spoiled brat!? LOL

Oh and i gave him garlic....cuz some people say their bettas love it..... :/ mine? NOT SO MUCH! hahaha <3 him tho
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:58 PM   #4 
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someone on here blows on the pellets so they'll move about and simulate live food
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:44 PM   #5 
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Thats funny...It just goes to show that bettas truly do have unique personalities!
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:46 PM   #6 
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I hate it how some bettas just won't eat! Good job on getting your girl to eat, getting mine to was so tricky.
My plakat only eats blood worms 0.o He refuses micro pellets, or regular pellets, or even crushed up pellets. I blow them and I soak them but he just won't eat!!
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:51 PM   #7 
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Freddy - my guy at work - has always been a chow hound - practically jumped out of the water to get the first pellet I fed him.

So when I got Sir Fins home I tossed some pellets in & he looked at me like - YUK!

It looked like he'd never seen a pellet. After a few more tries he figured out it was food.

He did the same thing w/ frozen blood worms I was using tweezers & wiggling them around.

Finally I scrapped some off w/ my finger nail & put my finger in the tank & he came right up to it & ate them.

Feels neat having him eat off my finger
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:04 PM   #8 
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Oh, the things we do to try and get our bettas to eat. lol
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #9 
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Reminds me of my silly little dog - shih tzu - she is so picky!

I was used to a dalmation who would eat anything.
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