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Old 09-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #1 
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Not eating

Ive had a Betta for about a week now and he is not eating anything. I've tried bloodworms, pellets and flakes. I'm getting worried he is so skinny and he is loosing his aggression. He is blowing bubbles and making a bubble nest but won't eat. Any ideas what's going on??
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #2 
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You can try feeding him the inside of a pea in case he is constipated.

This also happened to me when I got a new betta. I was told to completely starve him for 2 days then feed him. To my surprise it worked.

I also trained mine to know when it's feeding time. I wave my hand over the tank and he was come right to the surface ready to eat.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #3 
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A lot of bettas won't eat at first. They need time to get used to their new home, the environment, the water, etc.

Some questions that may help us determine if this is just a normal thing, or something else:
1) What (specifically) did you try to feed him? (Brand names, etc)
2) What size tank is he in?
3) What's the water temperature?
4) How did you acclimate him to the new tank?
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