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Old 08-28-2011, 09:00 AM   #1 
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Question Picky Fish? Wrong food?

My two bettas seem to be extremely picky eaters. One will only eat ONE betta bite, and then completly ignore anything else. And the second wont touch them. They love bloodworms, but I know they are only for occasional snacks. How can I get my fish to eat the bites?
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:08 AM   #2 
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Try soaking them in garlic juice. That will somwtimes work. :)

If they still refuse to eat the pellets, try a different brand. Mine love Omega One Betta Buffet pellets.

Or, you could add more variety to their diet. Frozen bloodworms and frozen brineshrimp are always a favorite and can be fed regularly.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:18 AM   #3 
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Don't offer them anything but the bites until they start eating them; eventually they will get hungry enough. ;)

As suggested by Caitic, you can also try a couple different brands and see if there is one in particular your boys like over the other; but still, forgo any frozen treats until you can get them to eat their pellets. Just keep offering them the pellets and stick it out and they will eventually get used to them, I promise :)
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:21 AM   #4 
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My grandfather had a saying, "hunger makes the best sauce" when they are hungry enough they will take the pellets.
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