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Old 09-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #1 
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My new betta isnt eating!

hi everyone :)

my sister and I got this guy from our lps and it's from Thailand.
I'm thinking it's a halfmoon or a delta.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this experience with their lil guys and if anyone has advice as to what I should do.

Anyways, we got him on the 10th and he still hasn't ate!
I have never had a betta not eat.

I know some take a while to get used to the new surrounding but he seems really happy - always swimming around and going in and out of his tunnel.

Also, today he built a bubble nest but simply looks away from his pellets or blood worms despite me pointing them out for him.. -_-

He pooped today and it was green.. he was at the pet store with bamboo in his bowl and since our lps is horrible with betta care I suspect he was hungry enough to each the roots.. =(
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #2 
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I couldn't get my boy to eat anything for a long time... I was so worried but he turned out fine. You might be right about him not having enough food. :( I hope he gets to eating soon.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #3 
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Even if he is accustomed to another food, he will eventually get hungry enough to eat the food you're offering him. However, often times a Betta will not eat for a few days after being moved to a new home. They can go very long without eating, so don't worry too much about your little guy yet! It is strange that his poop is green. Just keep trying for the next few days and make sure he still seems healthy.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:29 PM   #4 
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Sometimes they go weeks when moved to a new home before they eat. Be patient with him, and as long as he looks healthy, don't worry about him not eating.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #5 
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keep trying and remove uneaten food. As long that he is acting healthy he still accommodating. Do not offer him blood worms though. Once they try it then it will be difficult to teach them to eat pellets. What kind of food are you offering him.
Do you need any hints on the water changes and acclimation?
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #6 
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thanks guys!
lol no I have a water change schedule for him.. I've had bettas for a while :P

I'm feeding him betta bio gold.

Also, the ends of his fins are clear and whitish and I read somewhere that this should be a matter of concern because it can lead to fin rot??
I've never heard of this.. I always thought fin rot was black tips not white.. ?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:18 PM   #7 
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Clear , transparent -meaning regrowth
Blackened , discolored ,"smudged" edges on the fins indicating fin rot.
I read that bio gold pellets used to be good but now has a lot of fillers and not really good any more. The best recommended food on this forum
http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-form...lets-50-g.html

http://www.petco.com/product/116563/...FWcOOgodaioAzQ

My stores carry it but not always have it in stock .
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #8 
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Try crushing the pellets. Some bettas (like mine) prefer the food to be smaller.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:06 PM   #9 
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he ate today! thanks everyone :)

and yes I'm not a fan of betta bio-gold ether, I'm going to start feeding him omega one betta buffet instead! :)
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:16 PM   #10 
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Oh good !!!! Little cuties sometimes are really stubborn. I am glad he finally ate:)
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