Originally Posted by shellieca
Try soaking the pellets for about 5 minutes & see if that helps. You can also crush them, they'll sink but sometimes they like to scavenge so to speak. I know all of mine will eat where ever they can find food. What kind of pellets are you feeding? It could be the brand. Is the container he's currently in heated? What's the temp? That can effect their eating. I'd not offer food for a day or 2 & then try 1 pellet in the morning then 1 in the evening. When I get new ones that's how I feed them until they settle in & it doesn't take long until they act like little piggies & i increase them to 2 pellets. I feed Top Fin Betta Bits & no one ever turns them down, they also get frozen Brine shrimp & blood worms, fasting 1 day a week.
I'll give the crushing and the soaking a try. It's weird. Mizuchi, my first boy, was shipped in too, and he ate immediately. He always wants food. Chouko's just a weird one.
His tank isn't technically heated; I have it close to the heater in the room, and the thermometer has the water at 78. Not the best, but my roommate's off acquiring a larger tank and a heater and she won't be back for a few days. I swear, it's like we sent her off to hunt a moose or something.
The large pellets are Aqueon Betta Food, the smaller pellets are API Premium Betta food, the shrimp is SanFran Bay Brand, and the blood worms are Tetra Blood Worms. The latter are freeze dried, because I don't have a fridge or a freezer at the moment.
Thanks. ^^ I'll see if that works then.. Hopefully he does start eating soon. I'm leaving for the weekend in a few weeks.
Also, just kind of an off-topic question, what's a good aquarium-safe adhesive? Or, how do you get silk plants to stick to the bottom of the tank?