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Old 06-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #1 
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Exclamation My Tiny female

Yesterday I bought a crowntail female, she is just two inches long if not smaller..... and the flakes I use are too big, and when I crush them up she still won't give I know It is fine not to feed them first day but I am concerned because she is so small should I get pellets? Or keep temping her?
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #2 
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I feed my betta pellets always cause I feel they have better nutrition she is probably just stressed by her new transition too. If she hasnt eaten in 3-4 days then I would try to get her something else. Frozen foods are also very good when trying to get a picky eater to feed.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:02 PM   #3 
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Hakari guppy pellets are much smaller than betta pellets and have a high protien content. I've had alot of success with my betta fry and injured bettas feeding these... no constipation or bloating, either.

You could crush up regular betta pellets (put them in a freezer bag and bash them to the proper size).
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Thanks a bunch guys,
I will try it out thanks again!
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:04 PM   #5 
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I too have had a choosy betta (Crimson- RIP). He never ate flakes at all.
Try feeding the flakes again, if not, try feeding pellets.
And yes, pellets are a much better option than flakes since most bettas never eat flake foods.
When you buy the pellets, buy something made specifically for betta fish. You'll have better luck with those than pellets meant for general tropical fish.
I suggest you also feed her freeze dried food too. A varied diet is essential and will prevent constipation.
If you don't want to waste your money on fish foods that you're not sure that your betta will eat, try borrowing some from a friend or getting a sample from your pet store.
And whatever you do, don't overfeed & don't leave uneaten food in the tank (net it out).
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #6 
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I have like that too! Her hates the flavor of the flakes and the flakes sink before he can try them. Get tiny bite size pellets made for bettas.
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