Originally Posted by HeroicPoison
He is gorgeous! I love his colouring! Really amazing little guy you have there :)
He may not be eating due to stress if hes no bloated or he simply doesnt like the food. You can try another great brand (really good for them) New life spectrum pellets. Another thing you can do is try dipping his pellets in garlic juice, they love garlic, so it encourages them to eat. My last suggestion is picking up some frozen bloodworms (please not freeze dried, those have next to no nutrition and can cause bloating) Thaw them before feeding. These are to be used as snacks or treats not for everyday feeding. But at least he will most likely eat them.
I do have a few questions: What is his tank temp at? Does he have tank mates? and does he have lots of places to hide in his tank (bettas love that it lowers stress levels)
I'll bee sure to look into those suggestions, thanks. ^^
He does have a little structure to hide in, but he seems to prefer living behind his filter... I do have the filter unplugged, as he almost got sucked up into it once. I worry about him getting burned by his heater though, as it's right next to the filter. I am planing to switch out his structures today, so I'll see if he prefers that over his filter.
His tank temp is in between 75 and 78 degrees, no tank mates, and it's really hard to provide lots of hidey holes in a 3 gallon tank.
He does go behind his statue every so often though.
This is a picture of his tank.