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Old 01-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #11 
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I would keep offering him the pellets. I think he'll eventually eat. This happens a lot with new bettas, just give him time.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:59 AM   #12 
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Ok, I just wanted to make sure. Otherwise he seems okay. He likes to hang out in the back of the tank in the plants, but I think that's prtty normal. Once in a while I'll see him swim across the front of the tank, but he's loving the plants right now. Hopefully he'll eat tomorrow. That would make me feel better I don't want to offer him bloodworms until he starts eating the pellets.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:07 AM   #13 
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That is a good idea not to offer him bloodworms until he eats his pellets. lol They are just like little kids, who would rather eat candy than green beans. lol
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:19 AM   #14 
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I know if I didn't eat for 3 days I'd be starving. Hopefully he eats tomorrow :-/
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:28 AM   #15 
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Fish can go a few weeks without eating. I'd probably be dead after 3 days of no food. lol
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:40 AM   #16 
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Me too. I'm not too concerned. Although I just got him and don't know his little quirks, he seems to be acting fine. He does just hang out in the plants most of the time though. I suppose he just really likes them. In a few weeks I'll probably add 2 mystery snails and might try my hand at ghost shrimp for the first time I did seed the tank from media from my 55g, but I thought it was safest to give the tank some time before rushing to put more in there.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:42 AM   #17 
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If the plants are live, that will help your cycle too.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #18 
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Yup plants are live. This is my first attempt at keeping live plants. I hope I am successful. Sunday there was a trace amount of ammonia. Yesterday there was nothing. Today I will test for nitrite and nitrate and see where we stand.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:13 PM   #19 
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I read in a forum a few years ago where this guy came up with an ingenious way to acclimate his betta s to backgrounds.

He took a few pieces of paper tha same color as his wall that the tank was against, and taped them together, and cut them the same size as the back of his tank.

Then he cut a small square hole about 2 inches square in the cente, placed his background behind it, and attached to his tank.

Every few days he cut the hole a little larger, until, about a month later, it was entirely all new background and the fish never had a problem.

But you know bettas, what works for one may not work for another.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:46 PM   #20 
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That sounds like a great idea.
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