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Old 10-24-2010, 06:38 AM   #1 
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Need Urgent Help! New Betta keeps looking at the ground....

My new betta fish keeps looking at the ground for what I believe is food. She want eat the food on the surface and I have to let the get soggy and float to the bottom in order for her to eat.

What is she doing this? Is it normal? Please help!
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:02 AM   #2 
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I had a female who would only eat off the bottom too. She would see at food at the top and refuse to touch it until it began to sink.

Anyway, just a quirk. As long as she's eating, you shouldn't be alarmed.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:24 AM   #3 
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my fish also did this but only for a few weeks, i found that because he was still small it wasnt able to eat the pellets. bloodworms, and shrimp to get him bigger. thats what worked for me
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:52 AM   #4 
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Ha! My guy is exactly the opposite- will only eat food while it floats, which limits what I can give him. I wish I had your 'problem' then he could eat any time (everything sinks eventually) and he'd be helping with cleaning his bowl too.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:39 AM   #5 
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I have one girl like that as well; as has been said, so long as she is eating then it doesn't matter. After a few weeks she did start coming to the surface for food.

I like feral also have a male who is the opposite; if it's more than a cm below the water surface he'll just ignore it. Where all my girls will pick the stuff from the bottom. Although if I feed him flakes I need to point out each individual one otherwise he won't eat it (needless to say he doesn't get flakes very often).
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