Hi My new Betta that I got on Monday will only eat freeze dried worms and not pellets. I have been giving him two halves of a worm per day and then trying the pellets multiple times but he just spits the pellets out. I know he is kind of hungry but I can't just give him worms only because I have heard that is not healthy. I put the pellet in powdered garlic juice as some suggest, and he spit it out also. The pellet brand I'm using is Hikari Gold. Do you think I should try flakes? I don't know what they gave him at Petco. I don't like flakes as much as pellets but I guess I could try it on him.
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78-80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes Tetra Whisper EX 20
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Pellets, and freeze dried Blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? 1 x per month
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Already have added the 2 teaspoons of AQ salt which doesn't filter out.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No However I did a cycle when I first set up the tank 2 months ago so it should be good.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? N/A
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Only eats worms not pellets
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Monday through today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)Small looking from pet store