What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 80F
Does your tank have a filter? Tetra Whispur 3i
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Initially Tryed NLS Betta, then Beta Min Flakes, Omega One freeze dried Bloodworms (soaking them first), API Betta pellets, Hikari Betta Bio Gold, and Omega One Betta pellets. I have tryed soaking all the above pellets and leaving them in the water for longer than I normally would.
How often do you feed your betta fish? I attempt to feed it once a day.
How often do you perform a water change? At least 50% on Thursday and 100% on Sunday.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? See Above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Nope
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Nope
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Since I have owned him.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Nope
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.
So with all that out of the way I cannot get this betta to eat. I have had him for about 4 weeks and so far I can honestly say I have never seen him eat. He spits out everything that I give him or he just doesn't seem interested in eating. I have tryed everything I listed above in that order over the course since I have had him.
He has an Anubias looking silk plant, a Betta hammock (which he loves), a few tall stalks of Anacharis, a submerged hallow log, a baby whisteria, and a Java fern in his tank.
When I got him home I acclimated him by floating the bag in the tank and then over the course of a 40 or so minutes adding about 2mL of water to the bag until it was almost full and then emptying it halfway and continuing to add till full again. Then letting him go in the tank.
He seems surprisingly perky when I hold my hand on the tank and always swims away from my hand. I'm just worried he will die soon if he doesn't eat and I am running out of foods to try to feed him. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have never seen a Betta this picky. I was reading about garlic and will be heading to the store tomorrow to pick up some fresh garlic, but if he doesn't react to that, I'm about out of options. He doesn't look sick or anything, he just won't eat.