So my dog at the entire bottle of my betta's pellets a while back
The only place here in town to get food is walmart, and when I went there to get more pellets, they were out and all they had were freeze dried bloodworms.
I did buy more pellets, but kept feeding my betta the bloodworms because he seemed to prefer them. It wasn't until recently I found out they are not that great for his health
Now he isn't even touching the pellets. I am planning on buying the Omega One pellets (the one I have now is TetraBetta, also the only pellets walmart sells, and they aren't that great either,) but they don't sell them in town so I'll either have to make a trip to go buy them or order them online, which will take awhile.
Should I continue trying to get him to eat the pellets until I get a different brand? I also have Tetra tropical flakes, which I never try to give him because I heard (before I bought my betta) that they can get stuck in his fins, and they also make a big mess. I ended up hiding them because other people were feeding him too much of the flakes without me knowing and the bottom of his tank was covered in them.
He didn't have a problem eating the pellets until after I got the freeze dried bloodworms, but I'm not sure if it's better that he eats those than nothing at all. He chases the pellets around when they get tossed around by the filter, but he will not eat them.
I also scoop them out of his tank if he doesn't eat them for longer than five minutes because I don't want them sinking to the bottom and making his new tank a mess.