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Old 07-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #11 
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This mine is a little thinner than this fish
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:24 AM   #12 
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That is a very skinny fish! Get him live or frozen food PRONTO! He'll possibly eat those since Bettas love them. Or even freeze dried. That's known to bloat but your fish needs that right now. Or even pellets soaked in garlic juice. It can enhance the smell and taste of the pellet to make the Betta want to eat it. Hope he eats soon!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:26 AM   #13 
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oh my, that's a skinny fish
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #14 
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Thanks for the help!! I just got my betta not to long ago i didnt really think of the size of the fish when i bought him... i had a female betta before this one and she was fat. Lol now i got a really skinny one. Ive been feeding thid one a little extra everytime to get him bigger
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OK, that's good. When his belly is normal sized, you could feed him normally instead of extra. :)
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #16 
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What's his poo like? If it's like string and has a lot of white in it, he could have internal parasites.

Normal betta poop is the colour of whatever you're feeding them. If it looks pretty normal, slowly increase his nutrition with live food and good quality pellets.

I've had two very thin fish - one had a terrible parasite problem that led to many other health issues until he died. The other is just weedy and stunted, and never has grown or filled out, he also has many health issues but is still kicking on -- they are from the same store, my guess is the same supplier, too. All my other fish are fat and super healthy. I've found good food and very clean water works to keep my weedy guy as good as he gets.

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Old 07-29-2012, 12:21 PM   #17 
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Does your fish have a heater in the tank, and what size is the tank? also what kind of food are you feeding him, if he is not eating it, you may want to switch to another type of food, preferably something that entices a betta to eat, with a lot of protein, and very small, sometimes if you feed a pellet too big they will not eat it, if your not watching what they are taking in, you might think he's eating and is not, if your pellets are sinking, or are you feeding flakes?
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:24 PM   #18 
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I have a male CT betta and yo get it to eat you have to literary put the food right above him. And he is really thin. And he keeps searching for food at the bottom of his bowl and i keep trying to get him to eat. (I just got him yesterday) he also tried to eat a pebble. What should i do? Should i be worried? ?
You mention bowl?? it sounds like he's cold, and will refuse food, if he's not happy..
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:42 PM   #19 
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He eats it i watch him eat a few then he will search for more. I feed him what the food bottle told me to but i do feed it extra to get him bigger. I feed him pellets. ....his poop looks like a rock. It black and it looks hard. But his food is a orangey color.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #20 
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How many a day, the norm would be 2-3 pellets, 2-3x a day, about 6-8 a day for a healthy diet:)
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