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Old 02-28-2009, 07:57 PM   #11 
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Thanks. I have been trying to get Goldie (you can tell my 5 year old named him ) to eat a pea for a week now and he is not willing. I did exactly as you had mentioned to prepare it and he just wasn't interested. I have also looked (and phoned) everywhere trying to find daphnia but no one seems to carry it around here or in a couple other cities that I have tried. I am at a loss and not sure what direction to go next.

I think his belly is now starting to distend downward as well.

I have really appreciated all you help.

Thanks.

I guess we will see what tomorrow brings.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:34 AM   #12 
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I'm sorry to hear that. Well, maybe he'll eat it if he gets hungry enough. If not, I don't really think there's much else that you can do :(
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:16 AM   #13 
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You can always purchase daphnia on-line. Here's a few:

AquariumGarden.com Aquarium Supplies: Filters, Fish Food, Plant Care, and more - HIKARI USA INC. - FREEZE DRIED DAPHNIA .42OZ

Freeze Dried Daphnia - 0.42 oz. | Freeze Dried Food | Fish Food | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com__
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:25 AM   #14 
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Thanks for the info on the daphnia. I am going to order it online as I can't find it any where.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:27 AM   #15 
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He actually pooped this morning. First time in a week. I guess I will wait and see what happens next.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:33 AM   #16 
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That's good news. I'd still go ahead and get the daphnia. I feed it to mine 2x a week. They love it and it's a great preventative as far as constipation. I prefer daphnia to the peas as peas are not a natural part of a betta's diet, even though peas will work. I've heard more cases of bettas refusing to eat peas and I don't recall ever hearing of a betta refusing to eat daphnia.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:18 PM   #17 
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Mine love daphnia and I feed it to them once a week, after their fast day.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:52 PM   #18 
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Yes we are still getting the daphnia - I hope it will help and if he recovers from whatever this is I will make sure it is in his diet every few days.

I am keeping my fingers crossed for the little man that he will get better soon.

Will keep you posted.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:39 PM   #19 
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Wow, I didn't know there was freeze-dried daphnia. That's GREAT that he has pooped though, hopefully he continues to improve! Be careful not to overfeed, and when you get the daphnia feed it often (maybe every or every other night for a while) because he's probably not out of the woods yet.

BTW, my first betta absolutely refused to eat daphnia and he never did till the day he died! Peas are not supposed to be as good for the betta, but I will still use them in severe cases because I've found that they actually work better. I use daphnia once a week after fast day.
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I use freeze dried daphnia but I rehydrate it before feeding.
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