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Old 09-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #1 
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Betta fish wont eat!

Hey guys, i got a betta fish yesterday and I need some help.

He does not want to eat his food, the first time I fed him he ate a few bites but the next few times he doesnt even notice the food. When i submerge it, it floats right by his face yet he doesnt even make an effort to eat it.

How can I get him to eat?

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #2 
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well, you only got him yesterday, so i wouldnt worry :p dont feed him for a day and see if he eats the next day after that. what are you feeding him? and what is the water temperature?

one of my bettas didnt eat until 3 and a half weeks after i took him home
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:58 PM   #3 
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How long can they survive without eating? I am just worried because he must have had a stressful time being shipped here :(
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #4 
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He is probably still worked up from being shipped. Give him a few days, most bettas don't eat the first few days they are in their tanks. Some bettas dont eat for weeks!
Goblin didn't eat for a week (only a morsel here and there) and Golem didn't eat because my pellets were too big for his mouth. I used a smaller pellet & after a few more days he realized it was food & ate. (:
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #5 
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They can go a week without any issues at all. They can go a whole month and live!
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #6 
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like i said... mine went a month without eating when i first got him
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #7 
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I got my new boy on Saturday and he refused to eat flake and half heartedly tried with the live food. Last night I defrosted some frozen food and put a tiny bit in and he ate it once it was rested on the gravel
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #8 
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Thank you all! I am feeling better, I will update when he eats. :)
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