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Old 06-08-2009, 08:56 PM   #1 
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Unhappy New betta wont eat!

hey, i just bought a beautiful white crowntail from petsmart. this is my second betta and i've had my other for about three months now and he's doing just fine. the problem is my new white one won't eat anything at all and spends a lot of time sitting on the bottom. he seems to look pretty normal and healthy and has started to swim around a little more (he's in a half gallon tank right now unfortunately, im going to buy him a two gallon like my other later this week) but he still refuses to eat. should i just wait a little while for him to get more acclimated to the tank or do yall think this could be more serious?
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:59 PM   #2 
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He is prob just getting used to his new home...He will prob be eating in the next day or so...But keep offering him food until he takes it so he nows you will always be feeding him...
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:10 PM   #3 
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that's what ive been doing, i feed him when i feed my other fish then take out everything he doesnt eat. i guess im just worried so much since my other fish only took a few hours to get used to his new homes. thanks for replying so quick i've been worried sick xD
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:16 PM   #4 
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Well I am sure he will be fine!!!
And no prob
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:16 PM   #5 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. Its pretty common for bettas to not eat the first few days in their new home. Just keep offering him food like Crowntail said. Sometimes bettas can be picky and you may have to try another brand of food.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:19 PM   #6 
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He is very pretty by the way
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #7 
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i guess i'm just a little impatient haha
how long till it would be a problem for him to not be eating? i've read like 5-7 days at max
and thank you i wish i could have gotta i picture with his fins looking a little better but he's sitting under his plant again
he's a little camera shy :)
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:25 PM   #8 
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They can go several weeks without eating. I think he'll settle down in a few days.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:29 PM   #9 
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jeez i really hope so
he's shown improvement since yesterday in how active he is so im pretty sure yall are right :)
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:31 PM   #10 
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Yeah they can go up to 4 weeks without food! But I am sure he wont go that long knowing it is been given to him! haha
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