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Old 08-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #1 
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I've had my plakat male, Vern, for about 2 weeks. At first, he ate flakes like a champ. Then, I introduced a few freeze dried bloodworms for a little treat. Now he refuses to eat the flakes, and won't eat until I get him a bloodworm. What are some other food options for picky eaters? I didn't think that feeding them just freeze dried bloodworms was good for them.
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I've had my plakat male, Vern, for about 2 weeks. At first, he ate flakes like a champ. Then, I introduced a few freeze dried bloodworms for a little treat. Now he refuses to eat the flakes, and won't eat until I get him a bloodworm. What are some other food options for picky eaters? I didn't think that feeding them just freeze dried bloodworms was good for them.
From what I understand most Bettas do not like flakes but I have never fed mine flakes so I don't have personal experience with it. Freeze dried anything doesn't have nutritional value. If you want to feed blood worms feed the frozen ones & there are frozen Brine shrimp they love as well. I feed the worms on Saturday & Shrimp on Sunday, Mon-Thurs I feed Top Fin Betta Bits & I have yet have a Betta not eat them. It may take a couple of days to get him eating them but he'll do it. Drop one pellet wait until he eats it then drop another. Doing one at a time means less waste & less unbeaten food to clean out.
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From what I understand most Bettas do not like flakes but I have never fed mine flakes so I don't have personal experience with it. Freeze dried anything doesn't have nutritional value. If you want to feed blood worms feed the frozen ones & there are frozen Brine shrimp they love as well. I feed the worms on Saturday & Shrimp on Sunday, Mon-Thurs I feed Top Fin Betta Bits & I have yet have a Betta not eat them. It may take a couple of days to get him eating them but he'll do it. Drop one pellet wait until he eats it then drop another. Doing one at a time means less waste & less unbeaten food to clean out.
Great suggestions! Thank you!!
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