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Old 04-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #1 
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Umm ...why?

So I've been feeding all of my fish NLS, and I noticed that Envy had some old food on the bottom of his tank despite me seeing that he had eaten what I supplied him.

And so after feeding him, I watched him. And he (and one of my girls) were actually spitting the food out! Like,their gills would puff out as i they couldn;t breathe, and they'd spit a large chunk of food out. And they would do it about 3-4 times.

Is this normal/okay? :(
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #2 
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Some might say that they think the pellets are too large a bite and thus spit them out.

Others may say that they are tired of the food. Take a taste, think about it, then poof it out. But my Bettas are smart enough to just look at the food then turn their nose up if they don't want it.

I'd try other foods or perhaps trying to crush the pellets in half. Hopefully others have more advice.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #3 
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I've had that issue with both pellets that are too big and pellets they thought tastes bad (I fed meds for awhile and I don't suppose they tastes great).

If they won't eat NLS I'm not sure what they WOULD eat besides bloodworms. I feed NLS as my staple and occasionally feed Omega One, rarely feed Aqueon, and feed freeze dried bloodworms once a week as a treat.

Its good for them to have a varied diet, as well. You could usually try soaking it in garlic juice or garlic guard but NLS already contains garlic and they don't absorb well, either.

My VT sometimes spits food out when he eats too fast, too. You could try feeding one at a time and waiting for him to chew/swallow if you don't already.
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I actually fed them all omega/hikari, and tetra prior to this. I JUST started the NLS diet.

however, they did adapt to it wonderfully. I think it might jsut be that they ate it too fast and were spitting it out. But they still do have round tummies after it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #5 
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Most fish tend to love NLS :)

I think you should probably toss the tetra and switch up the NLS with the Omega and Hikari. Bloodworms make good treats. Those three brands are good quality and a varied diet will benefit them :)
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:04 AM   #6 
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I think that I might need to do half omega/hikari and half NLS.

I have the Omega and Hikari in a baggy mixed together so I can't always tell what I'm giving. But I can tell the NLS.
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