I've had Akira for 4 months now. He eats NLS, with FD blood worms once in a while.
A few days ago when I went to feed him, he would eat the pellet, chew, and then spit it out and let it fall to the bottom. He kept down one out of three pellets.
Now, he spits everything out. Even blood worms. I've read that Bettas can be picky eaters, or just want to play with their food. But he doesn't try to get it back after he spits it out. He hasn't had any of the pellets I've tried to feed him for the last couple of days. Now I'm starting to get worried.
He swims around like usual...seems as active as ever, though lately he doesn't come swimming to us to eat as much as he used to (which used to be everytime we walked near the tank...he was a little piggy!)
Is this normal?
Tank: 20 gallon tall (cycled prior to moving him in)
Filter: BioWheel 150 (baffled intake, baffled in-flow)
Plants : silk plants, and a few Marimos
Water is changed 20% every week-2 weeks
Thanks for your help!