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Old 09-26-2010, 08:39 PM   #1 
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she wont eat

my new little girl calypso wont eat i have tried flakes, dryed bloodworms, and pellits. today i tried dryed shimp. i do water changes every other day because she's not eat the food and i don't want it to make her worst. she is just so thin and little....
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:55 PM   #2 
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Many times when you get a new betta, they will refuse food for a few days as they get used to their surroundings. You should expect her to be abnormal for the first week or so.

Filling out the answers to the questions on this sheet will help us figure out if there's anything really wrong:http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:34 PM   #3 
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i've had her 9 days she was only eating flakes but now nothing, i will just keep trying. thank you for your help
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:24 AM   #4 
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Interesting--does she seem bloated at all? Flakes can cause constipation in fish like bettas, and when a fish is bloated/constipated, they typically lose their appetite. I recommend trying to get her on a high quality pellet based diet supplemented with frozen foods. Good brands to consider are OmegaOne, Atison's, Ken's, and New Life Spectrum. Pellets are easier to administer pre-soaked--if you think about it, fish weren't really designed to digest bready air-filled foods, so as dry pellets and flakes take on moisture inside the fish, it expands, causing bloating and discomfort. Kind of like when we humans eat uncooked rice or noodles. Hope that helps.
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she doesn't look bloated ,she looks so skinny.but thanks for your input i will try some other things
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