So my new crowntail, Xander, came home friday. He was hiding in his cave most of the time and, in an attempt to get him to come out so I could show my mom, I put a couple of brine shrimp in his tank. He voraciously devoured them. The next day I tried to give him betta pellets (Omega-One) but he would have nothing to do with them. Same for sunday and today - he won't touch his pellets. I of coursed removed them once he ignored them.
So today I got a bit worried that he had no appetite so I threw a shrimp in to see if he would show any interest in that. Of course, he devoured it like there was no tomorrow.
Am I being played? Has Xander just decided that he doesn't like betta pellets and is now holding out for shrimp?
I figured I'd stop giving him shrimp and only offer the pellets and he'll eat when he gets hungry enough - it's what we did with my dog when she didn't want dog food anymore and just begged from the table. Will it work with my betta?