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Old 06-24-2010, 11:24 PM   #1 
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Bad eyes...?

I'm not sure if he's just acting weird or if he's blind.
I change the water 50% twice a week minimum. Sometimes more.
So I think that has steadied out params
It's about 80-82 degrees F
So the problem is when I try to feed him he acts like its not there. I have to drag my finger along the glass from his face to the pellet multiple times.
Today he swam to it after a few tries and tried to chomp at it but missed. Then left it alone. Is this strange behavior? Or does he just have really bad eyesight? I think I saw a stress stripe but I wasn't sure.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:48 PM   #2 
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I wouldn't worry too much about it, some fish take longer to catch on, is all. Do you pre-soak the food before giving it to your betta? This can help the betta locate the pellet because a wet pellet releases more "odor" into the water.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:33 PM   #3 
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oooo that's a good idea.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:41 AM   #4 
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ohyeah , this happened to me too. I'd put the pellet in, and he would act like nothing's there at all. I'd have to direct the pellet to him for him to even notice it. This was the first 2 days. Now, i think he's used to everything and knows what to do konw i guess. I had the same thoughts though, thinking he was blind. Just keep trying! or maybe he just doesn't like the food.? hah
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:05 PM   #5 
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it's been a while since he's had some bloodworms. I should probably give him some. it's just so hard to clean up after that.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:24 PM   #6 
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I don't have to clean after feeding bloodworms.
I had fed freeze dried worms before and just recently started with frozen.
With the freeze dried, I place them in the water one by one. The frozen, I just place in water to thaw and feed them one by one holding then over the water.
So, they eat everything I feed them, nothing goes to the bottom.
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