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Old 09-14-2008, 03:58 PM   #1 
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new betta owner, betta doesnt eat his food

my male blue roundtail betta doesnt eat his betta flakes and pellets wat should i do before he starvs?javascript:emoticon(':(')
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:55 PM   #2 
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how long has he rejected the food?? make sure your getting the food he doesnt eat out of the tank.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:17 PM   #3 
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Each betta I've owned usually takes 1-2 days before eating... how long have you had him? Try giving them freezedried bloodworms and brine shrimp, that's all my bettas eat! Good luck!
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:12 PM   #4 
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keep feeding the flakes or pellets (your preference) to him. he will get hungry enough to eat, bettas are just picky. i he doesnt take them within a week. you can change your brand of food
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:20 PM   #5 
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Blood worms and brine shrimp shouldn't be a staple. A flake or pellet food makes a much better staple food. Like others have said, it might take a while before he's hungry enough to eat. I've had more luck with pellets than with flake food. Bloodworms and brine shrimp should be used only a few times a week.
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