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Old 01-05-2010, 03:34 PM   #1 
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Grumpy = 1, Me = 0

The little grump won't eat his pellets. So I gave him 2 days of tough love (pellet style) and he didn't touch them, he actually dove them to the bottom of the bowl to try and get rid of them in spite of their floating aspect. I broke and gave him bloodworms last night which he demolished in seconds.

And now we start all over again with the pellets. Geez!

After reading around on here (which I should have done first) I became aware that 2 days of pellet denial will not kill him as I had suspected.


Little stinker.

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Old 01-05-2010, 07:52 PM   #2 
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Awww he's so cute! Yeah, they can live without food for a week. How long have you had him for?
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:00 PM   #3 
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Its like a little kid. If you give him ice cream every time he asks for it, he won't be interested in eating veggies. A betta can go 1-2 weeks w/o food (not that im suggesting going 2 weeks!) 2 days or even 3-4 won't kill him.
Have you tried other kinds of pellets? one of my bettas won't eat certain pellets since they are to big for him to handle, and they don't like flakes. Possibly he is telling you his pellets taste like brussels sprouts? (not really, just saying he doesn't like them)

If you keep giving him blood worms, then he will never eat pellets, after all, why would he???
Try a different type of pellets (flakes generally have dye and alot of vegetable matter that bettas can't digest)
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:10 PM   #4 
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Every one of my bettas love the Hikari bio-gold pellets. They're nice and small too and seem less hard than some of the other pellets on the market.

Maybe try those?

Either way, good luck.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:32 PM   #5 
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The Hikari pellets are the ones I always use! Those and the Topfin color enhancing pellets seem to be the most popular with the bettas I've had
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #6 
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I use Betta bio gold and Wardleys.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:19 PM   #7 
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I use the same ones drama does but the Wardleys seem to big for them to easily handle.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #8 
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Thats the only thing I don't like about the Wardleys. Its kind of clumpy.
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