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Old 05-21-2011, 03:40 AM   #1 
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Strange Betta eating habits?

Hi! I bought a new betta about a month ago. He currently resides in a 2.0 gallon glass tank. For about 4 days after I bought him, he refused to eat anything. I tried 3 different types of betta food, both in pellet and flake forms, and he still would not eat. Finally, my roommate dropped a bit of tortilla in his tank, and he ate that. He will only eat every few days and his preferred diet consists entirely of tortillas supplemented with the occasional piece of cornflake. He is very active, has beautiful color, and seems to behave as normal as any other betta fish I've ever owned. I am at a loss of what do do here- how healthy can this diet be? Bettas need protein, right? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:43 AM   #2 
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Hi, there's a chance your betta is still adapting to the new environment, I would suggest you to stop with the tortillas as human food are not meant for fish for that matter :P

You should try either bloodworms or live food, maybe that will perk him up a bit.

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Old 05-21-2011, 08:04 AM   #3 
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Haha, that is kind of cute. But yes, I would stop the tortilla. Since bettas are carnivores they can not digest grain or veggie matter very easily, its hard on their little fish bellies. I would neber recommend Hakari (sp?) betta bio gold pellets in any other circumstance, but the number one ingredient is wheat... maybe he will like them? If he eats them you can gradually wean him onto some higher quality food.
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