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Old 11-16-2009, 02:37 PM   #1 
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need tips/wont eat

I have had my bata for about a week now but wont eat. He comes up to the pellets takes them in, then spits them back out. I have tried to smash the pellets so they are smaller but he does the same thing. Does anyone have any ideas on what i could do?
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Sometimes it takes awhile for them to get used to their new home and they won't eat. Give it some time and he'll eventually eat. This is pretty normal the first week or so.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:03 PM   #3 
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I agree with DQ.

I think that's just how some fish eat. Chew, spit out, chew, spit out.....to soften it to swallow. So you can try soaking the pellets to make them more mushy.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:39 PM   #4 
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Yeah both of these are right, I have two new bettas in a 10 gal with a divider, the mellow one (Leander) ate right away, but Evander is still adjusting.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:47 PM   #5 
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neither my old betta (R.I.P) or my newer on will eat the pellets, but they gobble up flakes. it could just be a matter of preference.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:19 PM   #6 
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He might like flakes better. Scuito won't eat flakes, he loves the pellets. But Cheshire (RIP) looooved the flakes
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