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Old 01-18-2010, 08:46 PM   #11 
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On another note, your PH is pretty high.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:38 AM   #12 
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I've read that it's better to maintain a consistant ph, rather then toying with it. The fish seems to be fine in my water.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:24 AM   #13 
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I wouldn't use chemicals to adjust the ph. Fluctuating ph is very bad for fish.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #14 
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I wouldn't use chemicals to adjust the ph. Fluctuating ph is very bad for fish.
Yeah, if there are future problems (aside from being a picky eater!), I'll consider my alkaline water as a possible cause, but he seems very happy and active in his new home so far. I feel like it would be more detrimental to start fiddling with it at this early stage.

Thank you for all the responses and suggestions! I'll keep you posted and maybe get some pictures up at some point. :)

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Old 01-19-2010, 03:43 PM   #15 
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Did you let the shrimp sit for a minute to thaw out first?
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:12 PM   #16 
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Did you let the shrimp sit for a minute to thaw out first?
Yeah, I let it sit in a small cup before putting it in. I'm going to hold off on the brine shrimp for a while and just stick to pellets to try and get him used to them.

I just tried feeding and I *think* he may have actually eaten one. I was throwing them in one by one (actually half by half) and I looked away for a second. When I looked back down he was making his "spit out pellet" face but nothing came out, and I'm pretty sure there was a pellet missing (I forgot to count). I think we're making progress!
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:19 AM   #17 
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My picky eater finally ate a pellet tonight!! I've had him for a week or so now and he would spit out everything, but I was not going to be a softie and break out the bloodworms.

He seems to have a texture preference of soft on the outside, crunchy on the inside; I let the pellet soak until it was mostly soft, but not so soft on the inside.

Bettas can be weird.
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