I got my VT, Maize, almost 2 weeks ago. He was in a 2-ish gallon Critter Keeper, with a heater and some silk plants. Heated to 78F and fed 2 times a day 3-4 Omega One Pellets. I noticed he wasn't really eating! He picked up a pellet or 2 off the bottom of the tank (which was bare) once in a while. He did poop (yay!) and it was normal
I moved him into a 3 gallon, planted tank with a filter and heated. Heated to about 78F last Wednesday. He hasn't been eating! It's almost like he doesn't know I'm feeding him
I tried tapping the top of the water where I am going to drop the pellet in, but that doesn't seem to make a difference! It did with my other 2 fish... I'm a bit puzzled!
Also, do Betta's eat the plants?
Sometimes it seems like he is grazing on the live plants
Oh! I have also tried giving him an Omega One Freeze Dried Blood Worm, which he didn't want AT ALL!
He looked at it, and then swam away... I ended up using a turkey baster to fish it off the bottom later that night