Ok, so I got a new betta on Thursday. He has been doing great; he's slowly becoming less timid and always comes to the front of the tank when he sees me. The problem is he's not eating. I have tried TetraColor Tropical Flakes (it's what my other betta eats) and a few rehydrated freeze dried brine shrimp. He acts like he's hungry and excited when I put the food in and he takes one, spits it out, takes a shrimp and acts like he's eating it, then spits it out. It's a repetitive cycle and I'm scared he won't get the right nutrition. I also tried the Tetra flakes that came with the tank as well as pellets I had from a previous betta. Nothing works. I am going to order a new filter off Petco and I was wondering what foods yall had success with. I'll try anything! I want to make sure he eats. He looks like a younger betta to me (he's pretty small) and I want him to grow and get bigger like my other one! (My other betta LOVES to eat, he eats a lot).
Now here's the info you have been wanting to ask through the whole post: :)
2.5 gallon tank with 2 fake plants and 2 places to "hide"
Temperature- goes between 78 & 82
Negative for nitrates & nitrites
Negative for ammonia
If I left anything off just ask! I haven't done water changes since I just got him Thursday (the tank had been cycling for about a week). The thing is, he acts hungry and goes for the food but it must not taste good since he spits it all out. Any food suggestions would be great!