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Old 05-30-2012, 03:10 AM   #1 
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Unhappy My betta won't eat!

Help! My betta won't eat :( I bought him from petco about a week ago. He's a black double male tail betta his name is Tim Burton. He's in a 2.5 gal and I've tried giving him bloodworms (freeze dried), pellets, and flakes (wrong flakes so I tossed it) I've changed the water twice 100% water change because I don't understand the other ways. He's swimming around and he looks fine but he just is not interested in the food. I also ordered a heater and it should be arriving around June 4. Hopefully it's just the temperature that's bothering him. I'm so confused and I don't know what to do to get him to eat. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #2 
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is he interested in your finger? drop some infront of him and blow it around a bit, he might just go for it
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:36 AM   #3 
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I've heard of people on here who have had betta fish who have not eaten for a week.

Not trying to burst your bubble or anything, but if it takes five more days for the heater to get here, and hes already not eating for seven days, twelve days is a long time without food. He should eat before he starves though.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #4 
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some betta can go up to a month without food. fortunately I don't think any of us have heard of a healthy betta starving to death :). what's the temperature right now?
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #5 
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its like 70 degrees. I've been keeping on eye on him he swimming and exploring he doesn't look like he's suffering. I just hope he makes it till the heater gets here
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:02 PM   #6 
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Our betta didnt eat for a couple days or so..he kept spitting out the food until I found something he really liked...try micro pellets..Haikari.Gold..our samy loves eem:)
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I think I am going to have to get the micro pellets. Thank you all for your help Ill let you know how hes doing
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Ok..:)..also they float..and that way yull see yur fishy eat em..and know exactly what hes takin in..less wasted food all ova the tank too:)
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So he is active and not other visual symptoms on the body right?
Try another food.
Good luck give us update.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #10 
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So he is active and not other visual symptoms on the body right?
Try another food.
Good luck give us update.
No I dont see anything odd on his body. I have to do some shopping this weekend hopefully he eats! Thank you
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