Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-11-2009, 01:54 PM   #1 
court
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Question Wont eat

Help! I bought a crowntail male from petco on Monday. I have him in a one gallon minibow aquairium. The guide I have says to feed him only every other day. I waited a day before trying to feed him anything. He has not eaten yet.
court is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 02:00 PM   #2 
court
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
I forgot to add that I am trying to feed him the little pellets that they sell.
court is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 02:09 PM   #3 
court
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Oh, also he is not bubble nesting at all. Please help.
court is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #4 
Livelifelaughlove
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Welcome to the forum!

Sometime it takes a few days for the bettas to adjust and ready to eat. He has probably been through a tramautic time and will take a few days to eat. also, for the first two weeks, i would feed my betta, and it seemed as if he never ate. though he must have sometime. Now he is adjusted well and i can watch him eat. So give it more than 2 days...

also, the bubble nest thing, that takes a while as well. Again, he still has to adjust. Some bettas just don't bubble nest, some do. Usually it means they are ready to spawn (is that the word?) and maybe he isn't ready to. also it will probably take at least 2 -3 weeks for him to make a bubble nest at least.

some feed their bettas 2 times a day, some everyother day, i feed mine 1 time a day and occasionally twice a day.

Get him out of the 1 gallon tank asap! look for at least a 2 gallon tank, no matter what is said they do NOT require a filter and a heater. It is nice to have them, and they like them, but the fish won't be unhappy, will make bubble nests and won't die if their tank falls under 80. mine is room temp, about 72-76 degrees and he seems happy and makes bubble nests.

Good luck with him!
Livelifelaughlove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 08:15 PM   #5 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I feed mine twice a day, 2-3 pellets a day. Mine are kept at about 75 degrees.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 02:57 AM   #6 
veronique
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: u.s.a.
New here. My beta fish spits out food

My newly bought beta fish spits out the pellets after chewing on it for about 3-10 seconds... I have seen it doing this twice already. It also spits out the pellets when I'm not watching. Is this normal for a new beta fish? Is it still getting used to the new environment? Should I be worried?

Or maybe I'll try feeding it in the morning again and see what happens...?

Thank you!
veronique is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 03:09 AM   #7 
daisycutter
Member
 
daisycutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: gravesend(south east england)
im not a fan of bettas and am not %100 sure on there upkeep but i would try some frozen foods like bloodworm,brineshrimp,culex etc and feed smaller amounts daily over every other day these are far supierior to most prepered foods in nutritional value and are readily taken by all the fish ive had regardless of species , i would also recomend a larger tank 5.5g preferabe over anything lower i dont think its posible to have a stable aqarium in anything under 5g and a larger tank would allow for some invert tank mates(snails,shrimp)
daisycutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 10:16 AM   #8 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Its normal for a new betta to not eat for the first few days. He's still getting used to his new home. You can also feed him freeze dried or frozen bloodworms, daphnia or brine shrimp. These foods should not be fed every day, just as a once a week treat. The freeze dried food should be rehydrated before feeding.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #9 
veganchick
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
I feed mine twice a day with 3-4 betta pellets. Once right when I wake up, once before bed :) Did you use water conditioner?
veganchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2009, 08:18 AM   #10 
jokerman43
New Member
 
jokerman43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Blooming Grove, PA
I have Betta who only eats when I'm not standing over the tank.
jokerman43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oli wont eat. Jooleeah Betta Fish Care 8 03-02-2010 08:33 PM
Wont eat MichelleT Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 10 12-21-2009 10:53 PM
**** wont eat **** Chastity Betta Fish Care 4 05-23-2008 05:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.