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Old 06-22-2009, 04:01 PM   #1 
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Question Eating problems

Hi I'm new to your forum & have 4 Bettas, yes, they are like potato chips, you can never just have one! I have had Betta's for 10 years and have loved and lost many over that time. But, I was looking the internet for answers for my problem and didn't find any, so here I am, asking if anyone out there knows what is wrong with my BlueBoy.

My BlueBoy is almost 2 years old and I've noticed lately that he is having trouble eating for the past couple of weeks. He eagerly wants to eat and bites at his pellets, even chases them when they fall. He doesn't seem to be opening his mouth enough to bite a pellet. He's in a single bowl and has had no injuries. I started looking through the pellets to find smaller ones and he's still having problems. He has been eating the same food all his life. I feed the TetraMin Betta pellets that are small & round. He doesn't seem sick, but he will be if he doesn't eat soon.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:15 PM   #2 
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Did you try soaking them in a cup of water for a few minutes to soften them before you feed him? That might help.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:20 PM   #3 
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I have not tried that, thank you for the suggestion. I will try that tonight when I feed again.
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You might want to try HHikari micro pellets. They are very tiny and he might be able to eat them better.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:43 AM   #5 
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You might want to try HHikari micro pellets. They are very tiny and he might be able to eat them better.
I was thinking that too.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:35 AM   #6 
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I had to feed those to Blue Bonnet when I first got her. She wouldn't touch the bio gold.
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