I've had my new betta Fruity for 2 days now and he's sick. He hasn't eaten since I've had him so today I decided to try some flakes that came with my aquarium kit. I literally picked out just a couple of flakes and dropped them in his little hospital tank and he actually ate them! It took a second, but he did. I did try one pellet earlier today and he ignored it so I figured it might be ok to give him the flakes to get something in him.
Is it possible that he doesn't know what the pellets are? With the horrible conditions he was in at walmart, which is why I bought the poor guy, maybe they barely fed him or only gave him flakes? I'm sure him being sick is playing a part in why he won't eat, but he's very active and unclamped so I'm hoping he's not as stressed.